Photo Coverage Of Vietnam Unknown Exhumation – May 14, 1998

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The Tomb of the Unknowns is covered before exhumation of the Vietnam Unknown begins. This was done in order to ensure privacy during the process. May 13, 1998.

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Following the exhumation process, the casket containing the remains of the Vietnam Unknown sits on the plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Following a ceremony, the remains were removed to a military laboratory where attempts will be made to identify them. May 14, 1998.

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The Vietnam Unknown, removed from his crypt, awaits the exhumation ceremony and then removal to a military laboratory for testing. May 14, 1998.

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A member of the Third United States Infantry (“The Old Guard”) patrols the area where the Vietnam Unknown awaits removal for DNA testing.  May 14, 1998

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A Joint-Service Honor Guard Escorts The Vietnam Unknown From Arlington National Cemetery
Courtesy of CNN, May 14, 1998

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Courtesy of the United States Air Force

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