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Fallen Marine from World War II comes home 73 years later – SFGate

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Marines carry a casket containing the remains of Pfc. John Saini of Healdsburg, who was killed in the Pacific theater during World War II. Photo: Courtesy USO

Welcome Home Pfc. John Saini  Rest In Peace

A black dog with a sharp nose helped unravel a 73-year-old mystery that led to the Bay Area return Friday of the long-lost remains of a fallen Marine from World War II. “It’s a relief to have my uncle finally home,” said his nephew, also named John Saini, after being presented with the remains at a brief ceremony at San Francisco International Airport attended by 17 members of the Saini family of Healdsburg. The private was a 20-year-old soldier and a recent graduate of Healdsburg High School when U.S. forces stormed the Tarawa Atoll, about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, in November 1943. There the matter stood until last year, when a team of volunteer searchers…

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