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NH 54118 Unknown Servicemen of World War II and the Korean War

Photo #: NH 54118  Unknown Servicemen of World War II and the Korean War
Title: Unknown Servicemen of World War II and the Korean War
Description: Hospitalman William R. Charette, who recieved the Medal of Honor for Korean War heroism, selects the Unknown Serviceman of World War II, during ceremonies on board USS Canberra (CAG-2) off the Virginia Capes on 26 May 1958. The other World War II Unknown Serviceman candidate's casket is at left, with the Unknown Serviceman of the Korean War in the middle. After completion of the selection ceremonies, the World War II and Korean War Unknown Servicemen were carried to Washington, D.C., for burial at Arlington Cemetary. The other World War II Unknown was buried at sea. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 54118
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