Identifinders has been assisting History Flight and Missing Air Crew in their efforts to locate family references of MIAs for DNA identification. On July 24-28, U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia Peter A. Prahar travelled to Yap State to participate in the dedication ceremony of the Ensign Joseph E. Cox Memorial, named in honor of a U.S. naval pilot whose F6F-5 Hellcat fighter plane was shot down over Yap Island on September 6, 1944. Thanks to the efforts of Identifinders, members of the family of Howard Holding were present; Holding was killed during the same mission. Identifinders located his niece, Terri Trick, who with her brother Brent Jacob, traveled to Yap to attend the ceremony. To read the Press Release issued by the Embassy of the United States of America Kolonia Public Affairs Section, click here.
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- Los Angeles Times Article “DNA Sequencer could give doctors wealth of genetic information”.
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