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At long last: Remains of soldiers killed in World War II put to rest

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A Marine honor guard carries the casket containing the remains of seven Marines
killed in World War II. Partial remains from all seven were buried in a single casket as a tribute to the group.

A group burial service was held Thursday for seven U.S. Marines reported missing in the Pacific during World War II. The wreckage of the crew's bomber was found in 1994 in Vanuatu and a U.S. government survey team spent more than a decade excavating the site. 

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A Marine honor guard team holds seven American flags during a group burial service for seven missing U.S. Marines killed in World War II, at Arlington National Cemetery on Oct. 4, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia.

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A U.S. Marine firing team fires one of three volleys during a group burial service for seven U.S. Marines killed in World War II.

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