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Following a funeral ceremony in New Bern, N.C., Patriot Guard Riders member John Conner kneels to pay his respects to Barbara Weiss, the niece of Staff Sgt. Robert J. Ferris Jr. He died in 1942 in World War II, before Weiss was born. She was the next of kin when his remains were identified last year.
Jay Price
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American Homefront
Scientific advances have allowed the Army to identify about 200 sets of remains each year - dating back to World War II. But the passage of time has complicated the process of finding families to accept the remains.
The American Homefront Project collaborated with the PBS documentary series American Veteran to profile men and women who have served in the U.S. military.