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Slow Going For Military Excavation

KOOLAU MOUNTAINS (KHNL)- A military excavation at the top of the Koolau Mountains is slightly behind schedule.

A 12 member team is working to recover the remains of Ensign Harry Warnke, who crashed in the mountains in 1944. The Joint POW/ MIA Accounting Command, or JPAC, says the mission is about a week behind schedule due to the wet summer. The bad weather makes it hard to fly up there every day. And after the soil is excavated, it's brought down to an area near wheeler army airfield for examination- but it's not drying out fast enough, due to the rains.

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