DNA From Letters Home Helps ID Pearl Harbor Casualty
Unknowingly, Lehman sent home to those who loved him something else, something that wouldn't be useful until decades later: his own DNA.
Sixty-eight years after he was killed on Dec. 7, 1941, DNA lifted from the envelopes Lehman had licked helped the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command positively identify the young sailor's remains.
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