Sgt. Vernon Hamilton was a 19-year-old Army Air Corps engineer-gunner from Monongahela, Pennsylvania, whose plane was shot down over Germany during World War II. HOMECOMING: SGT. HAMILTON'S LONG JOURNEY follows the modern-day excavation team who recovered his 1943 Monongahela High School class ring in Reken, Germany in 2016, as well as the DNA scientists in Nebraska who were able to identify the Sergeant's remains. The documentary provides a unique window into the U.S. military's ongoing efforts to match recovered remains to missing service members.
Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 45 seconds
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