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Letters from 1942 and 1953, which contain DNA, will be used to identify past military service members' remains at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory at Dover Air Force Base. The lab houses at least 6.7 million boxes of DNA specimen samples. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Letters from 1942 and 1953, which contain DNA, will be used to identify past military service members' remains at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory at Dover Air Force Base. The lab houses at least 6.7 million boxes of DNA specimen samples. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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