- Associated Press - Thursday, September 25, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Members of a Japanese group that has found the remains of missing U.S. servicemen on a World War II battleground in the Pacific are returning to the New York State Military Museum this week.

The two leaders of Kuentai-(KOO’-en-tye)-USA were at the museum in Saratoga Springs this summer to conduct research into the Army’s 27th Infantry Division, a New York National Guard unit that fought on the island of Saipan 70 years ago. Remains the group found on Saipan in recent years have been identified as those of four U.S. soldiers who were in the division’s 105th Regiment, including a Brooklyn man.

Kuentai conducted another excavation on Saipan earlier this month. The group says its research at the military museum was very useful, and it wants to thank the museum staff during this weekend’s visit.

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