The search for Alfonso: Family hopes to take one more name off the MIA list
By JENNIFER SVAN | STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 17, 2017
POKOJISCE, Slovenia — The earth by the headstone next to the church in this tiny mountain village was full of rocks.
Two days of digging under a hot sun had yielded buckets of gravel, stones the size of men’s fists and many piles of dirt – but no bones. After 73 years, Sgt. Alfonso O. Duran was still missing.
The team from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency had arrived in the nearby city of Ljubljana in mid-July on a mission to find Duran’s remains and bring him home.