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Military Matters: World War II vet buried with honors

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ARLINGTON, VA (WTVM) – A U.S. marine who went missing while in combat during World War II has been buried with full military honors.

A ceremony was held Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery for Pfc. James Johnson.

Johnson was killed in 19343 during a battle with Japanese troops on a small Pacific island.

His remains were discovered last year on the island, along with what is believed to be dozens of other U.S. Marines.

Scientists used DNA analysis to match Johnson’s remains to that of a living nephew.

The military ceremony featured Johnson’s nephew receiving the burial flag.

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