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WWII Soldier's remains returned to hometown; Homer Mitchell buried in Portales

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  • By Staff Sgt. Nicholas Swift
  • 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs
The remains of U.S. Army Pvt. Homer Mitchell are displayed at his hometown after over 80 years of being categorized in a missing in action status, Portales, New Mexico, April 26, 2024. Mitchell, a Portales native, was killed in action during World War II, but his remains were unidentified, placing him in a missing in action status until the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency confirmed them with DNA technology in 2024. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Swift)