From the National League of POW & MIA Families - "Your Stories" section:
My Uncle, P.F.C. Bernard Gavrin was killed during the second World War at the battle of Saipan. He was MIA until 70 years later when his dog tags and partial remains were uncovered by A Japanese non-profit organization. Being the eldest living relative and qualified to submit my DNA for identification purposes, it was ruled a match 8 months later and he was buried at Arlington Cemetery on September 12, 2014.In honor of his memory and those still not identified and brought home, I wrote the following poem.
Bring Them Home
The debt we owe those who answered the call,
Can Never be repaid.
While they repose in a far off land,
As memories begin to fade.
Bring them home to those they loved,
No matter what the cost.
Attach a name to an unknown one,
Before memories are lost.
The task remains the test of time,
But one that must be met.
Or they can never rest in peace,
And we must never forget.
They fought, they died, they served us well,
Wherever they did roam,
But those who care can never rest,
Until we bring them home.
- David H. Rogers
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