"Never in my wildest expectations did I expect this," said Ryan, sitting around the dining room table of his Cathedral City home with his wife, Pat, and U.S. Army Capt. Eli Rivera, photos, books and binders of information about his father's service in Korea in front of them. The sergeant's family was told in 1950 that he had been killed. Because the Army was unable to recover his remains at the time, he was listed as MIA until last year, when remains, recovered in 2000 by members of a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Recovery Team, were identified through DNA samples from Clifford Ryan's brother and sister.
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