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Sons Get 'Certitude' After Receiving Their Missing Father's Korean War Dog Tag

After decades of ambiguity, "We have certitude," Charles McDaniel Jr., said on Wednesday, adding that he and his brother are "the most fortunate because we're the only ones that have a name now."
The single dog tag in the 55 boxes of human remains turned over to the U.S. by North Korea last week was still readable. It was presented to Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel's two sons at a ceremony on Wednesday. Source: Jay Price

It's difficult to know exactly what happened to Master Sgt. Charles Hobert McDaniel after U.S. Army forces were attacked by small groups of Chinese communist soldiers during the early days of the Korean War in November 1950.

But on Wednesday McDaniel's sons — both toddlers when he disappeared — got something they've been missing for 68 years: "certitude."

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