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Recovering the Remains of a Lost WWII Pilot

Washington, DC
Sunday, December 29, 2013

Author and journalist Bryan Bender details his time following a group of military anthropologists as they search the jungles of New Guinea for the remains of a downed World War II pilot. Mr. Bender compares the war experiences of the lost pilot to those of the leader of the expedition, an Iraq war veteran, and suggests that the differences and similarities between the experiences reflect how war has changed since World War II.

Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:56am (ET)

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