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AMERICANS IDENTIFIED SINCE 1989
WWII, KOREA, COLD WAR

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Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Jan 2006 - May 2007

June 2007 - Dec 2008

Jan 2009 - June 2009

June 2009 -Dec 2010

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

2014
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-world-war-ii-soldier-lawrence-gordons-remains-confirmed-through-dna-testing/
 

After 70 years, fallen WWII soldier will finally come home

For nearly 70 years, the fate of U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon's remains was a mystery. Gordon's family knew he'd been killed on August 13, 1944 during the failed attempt to surround the Germans at the Falaise Gap in France. He was one of 44 casualties in his reconnaissance division. The remains of 43 were identified and returned to their families or buried overseas. Gordon was the only one unaccounted for ... until now.

On Monday, forensic DNA experts positively identified the remains of a soldier mistakenly buried as an unknown in a German cemetery in France as Gordon. But the announcement didn't come from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), the beleaguered U.S. agency tasked with finding and identifying the remains of 83,000 war dead dating back to WWII -- an agency that had a budget of around $100 million in 2012 and identified the remains of just 80 fallen soldiers. The identification of Gordon was carried out by a handful of volunteer researchers and forensic scientists who spent a total of about $25,000 to find and identify his remains....

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These names are displayed in chronological order based on the accounted-for date. The highlighted names are linked to a more detailed news release on that serviceman's identification.

  • Pfc. Arthur Richardson, U.S. Army, Company A, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, was lost on Jan. 1, 1951, in South Korea. He was accounted for on March 21, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors.
  • Cpl. William S. Blasdel, U.S. Marine Corps, Company H, 3rd Battalion, 11th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, was lost Oct. 28, 1953, in North Korea. He was accounted for March 10, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors spring 2014, in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
  • Cpl. William F. Day, U.S. Army, Company C, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team, was lost on Dec. 2, 1950, in North Korea. He was accounted for on March 6, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors April 5, 2014 in La Center, Ky.
  • Capt. Douglas D. Ferguson, U.S. Air Force, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, was lost on Dec. 30, 1969, in Laos. He was accounted for March 5, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors May 2, 2014 in Lakewood, Wash.
  • Sgt. Paul M. Gordon, U.S. Army, Company H, 2nd Battalion. 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost on Jan.7, 1951, in South Korea. He was accounted for Feb. 12, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors June 20, 2014, in Williamstown, Ky.
  • Pfc. Donald C. Durfee, U.S. Army, Company M, 31st Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT), was lost on Dec. 2, 1950, in North Korea. He was accounted for Jan. 30, 2014. He will be buried March 6, 2014, in Rittman, Ohio.
  • Sgt. 1st Class John C. Keller, U.S. Army, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, was lost on Nov. 2, 1950, in North Korea. He was accounted for Jan. 29, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors May 2014, in Florida National Cemetery.
  • Pfc. William T. Carneal, U.S. Army, Company D, 1st Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, was lost on July 7, 1944, in Saipan. He was accounted for Jan 21, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors April 25, 2014 in Paducah, Ky.
  • Pfc. James R. Holmes, U.S. Army, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, was lost Dec. 1, 1950, in North Korea. He was accounted for Jan. 14, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery in May 2014.
  • Cpl. Cristobal Romo, U.S. Army, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, was lost Dec. 12, 1950, in North Korea. He was accounted for Jan. 13, 2014. He will be buried with full military honors in Riverside, Calif., March 22, 2014.

March 2014
Army Pfc. Donald C. Durfee, 19, of Painesville, Ohio. In November 1950, Durfee was assigned to Company M, 31st Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team, when his unit was attacked and forced into a fighting withdrawal south of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. He was reported killed-in-action on Dec. 2, 1950.

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Jan. 3, 2014

SOLDIER MISSING FROM KOREAN WAR ACCOUNTED FOR

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Cpl. Joe W. Howard, 23, of Philadelphia will be buried Jan. 9, in Jacksonville, Fla.. In November 1950, Howard was a member of Company A, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division (ID), when his unit was attacked by Chinese forces near Kunu-ri, North Korea. On November 30, the 2nd ID disengaged enemy forces to withdrawal south. Howard was reported missing Dec. 1, 1950, near vicinity of Kunu-ri.

In 1953, as part of prisoner exchange, known as Operation Big Switch, returning U.S. service members reported that Howard had been captured by the Chinese and died due to malnutrition while in captivity in 1951, in Prisoner of War Camp 5 near Pyoktong, North Korea.

During Operation Glory in September 1954, United Nations and Chinese forces exchanged the remains of war dead, some of which were reportedly recovered from POW Camp 5 at Pyoktong.

A military review board in December 1954 declared the remains as unidentifiable and transferred them to Hawaii to be buried as unknown in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the “Punchbowl.”

In 2012, due to advances in technology, scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) determined that the possibility of identifying the remains now existed. The unknown remains were disinterred for analysis and possible identification.

To identify Howard’s remains, scientists from JPAC used circumstantial evidence and  forensic identification tools, such as dental comparison, which matched Howard’s records.

Today, 7,896 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that were previously turned over by North Korean officials or recovered from North Korea by American teams.

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO web site at www.dtic.mil/dpmo or call (703) 699-1169.

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