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2019
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2019
Member Rank First and Last Name Service Unit Lost Location Date AnnouncedSorted By Date Announced In Descending Order Funeral Date Funeral Location
Gunnery Sgt. Arthur B. Summers U.S. Marine Corps Company I, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/23/1943 Tarawa 1/6/2020    
Sgt. John V. Phillips U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment 7/27/1942 Philippines 12/16/2019    
2nd Lt. George M. Johnson U.S. Army Air Forces 38th Bombardment Squadron, 30th Bombardment Group 1/21/1944 Tarawa 12/16/2019    
2nd Lt. Lowell S. Twedt U.S. Army Air Forces 71st Fighter Squadron, 1st Fighter Group 10/20/1944 Bolzano, Italy 12/13/2019    
Seaman 1st Class Orval A. Tranbarger U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 12/5/2019    
Fireman 1st Class Leo T. Keninger U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 12/5/2019    
Master Sgt. Harold F. Drews U.S. Army King Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 11/27/2019    
Fireman 1st Class Rex E. Wise U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/22/2019    
Pfc. Alfred Edwards U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 11/21/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Fireman 1st Class Andrew J. Schmitz U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/21/2019    
Pfc. Edward A. Nalazek U.S. Marine Corps Company D, 2nd Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/21/1943 Tarawa 11/21/2019 2/10/2020 Arlington National Cemetery
Sgt. Maxmiano T. Lacsamana U.S. Army Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division 12/3/1950 North Korea 11/20/2019   Philippines
Fireman 3rd Class Welborn L. Ashby U.S. Navy USS West Virginia 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/20/2019    
Fireman 1st Class Hadley I. Heavin U.S. Navy USS West Virginia 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/20/2019    
Tech Sgt. Max W. Lower U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Romania 11/14/2019 11/23/2019 Lewiston, Utah
Cpl. Jackey D. Blosser U.S. Army Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 11/14/2019 4/24/2020 Grafton, West Virginia
Cpl. Leon E. Clevenger U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/11/1950 South Korea 11/7/2019   Mims, Florida
Fireman 3rd Class Herbert B. Jacobson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/6/2019    
Cpl. Earl W. Duncan U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 11/4/2019 11/30/2019 Gastonia, North Carolina
Pvt. Horace H. Middleton U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) 7/12/1944 Burma 11/4/2019    
Cpl. Thomas H. Cooper U.S. Marine Corps Company A, 2nd Amphibious Tractor Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 11/4/2019    
Ensign Frances C. Flaherty U.S. Naval Reserve USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/1/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class Lloyd R. Timm U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/1/2019 5/25/2020 Wabasha, Minnesota
Machinist's Mate 1st Class Paul H. Gebser U.S. Naval Reserve USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/1/2019    
Sgt. William C. Holmes U.S. Army Heavy Tank Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 9/21/1951 North Korea 10/31/2019 11/23/2019 Middleway, West Virginia
Fireman 1st Class Bethel Walters U.S. Navy USS West Virginia 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 10/30/2019    
Coxswain Layton Banks U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 10/30/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class Everett Windle U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 10/30/2019    
Pvt. Porfirio Franco U.S. Army 200th Coast Artillery Regiment 7/18/1942 Philippines 10/29/2019    
Sgt. Jerome B. Morris U.S. Marine Corps Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 10/29/2019    
Pvt. William D. Hedtke U.S. Army Battery B, 319th Glider Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division 9/18/1944 The Netherlands 10/25/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Cpl. William L. Brown U.S. Army Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 10/25/2019    
Pvt. Channing Whitaker U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 10/25/2019 11/22/2019 Des Moines, Iowa
Sgt. James E. Smith, Jr. U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 11/25/1950 North Korea 10/22/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
2nd Lt. Earl Ferguson U.S. Army Air Forces 329th Bombardment Squadron, 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force 8/1/1943 Romania 10/17/2019    
Pfc. Quentin McCall U.S. Marine Corps Company I, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/23/1943 Tarawa 10/17/2019    
Pfc. Ray P. Fairchild U.S. Marine Corps Company D, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 11/27/1950 North Korea 10/3/2019 11/23/2019 Salyersville, Kentucky
Pfc. Jack B. Van Zandt U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 10/3/2019 12/17/2019 Danville, Illinois
Pfc. Norman A. Buan U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 10/3/2019 4/18/2020 Little Sauk, Minnesota
Pfc. John R. Bayens U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 10/1/2019 12/16/2019 Louisville, Kentucky
Pfc. Robert J. Hatch U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company D, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 10/1/2019 12/14/2019 Bountiful, Utah
Pfc. Louis Wiesehan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division 11/21/1943 Tarawa 10/1/2019    
Pfc. John A. Shelemba U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 11/7/1950 South Korea 10/1/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Sgt. 1st Class Riley Burchfield U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 11/26/1950 North Korea 10/1/2019 1/10/2020 Cleveland, Ohio
Pfc. Marley R. Arthurholtz U.S. Marine Corps USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 10/1/2019 12/7/2019 Granger, Indiana
1st Lt. Justin G. Mills U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 9/27/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class D.T. Kyser U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/24/2019    
Cpl. 11/30/1950 North Korea 9/24/2019 5/7/2020 St. Louis, Missouri
Sgt. David C. Sewell U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 9/24/2019    
Cpl. Kenneth E. Ford U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/23/2019

 
Cpl. Henry L. Phillips U.S. Army Charlie COmpany, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 9/18/2019    
Cpl. Lloyd B. Odom U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/17/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Cpl. Asa E. Vance U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/16/2019 5/1/2020 Springfield, Illinois
Pfc. William J. Winchester U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 2/28/1951 North Korea 9/12/2019 3/19/2020 Lima, Ohio
Cpl. William J. McCollum U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/12/2019    
Lt. Thomas J.E. Crotty U.S. Coast Guard USS Quail 7/19/1942 Philippines 9/12/2019 11/3/2019 Buffalo, New York
Cpl. Wilfred K. Hussey, Jr. U.S. Army Company K, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 9/12/2019   Hilo, Hawaii
Sgt. R.L. Tyler U.S. Army Air Forces Headquarters Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group 7/19/1942 Philippines 9/11/2019   Manila, Philippines
Cpl. Joe T. Avant U.S. Army Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 11/30/1950 North Korea 9/11/2019 12/13/2019 Greenwood, Mississippi
Cpl. Autrey J. Betar U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/11/2019 12/7/2019 Groves, Texas
Quartermaster 2nd Class Daryle E. Artley U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019 5/15/2020 Vancouver, Washington
Chief Water Tender Francis D. Day U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019   Honolulu, Hawaii
Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Arnold M. Nielsen U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019    
Fireman 1st Class James C. Webb U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019    
Fireman 1st Class Lawrence E. Woods U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019    
1st Lt. Steve Nagy U.S. Army Air Forces 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy,) 40th Combat Bombardment Wing 8/24/1944 Germany 9/6/2019   Lorain, Ohio
1st Lt. George S. Crisp U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 9/6/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Staff Sgt. Willard R. Best U.S. Army Air Forces 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy,) 40th Combat Bombardment Wing, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force 8/24/1944 Germany 9/5/2019   Staunton, Illinois
2nd Lt. John F. McTigue U.S. Army Air Forces 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy,) 40th Combat Bombardment Wing, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force 8/24/1944 Germany 9/5/2019 11/18/2019 Woodside, New York
Pfc. Michael Kocopy U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 9/5/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Sgt. Donald L. Murphy U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/4/2019 11/9/2019 San Diego, California
Pfc. Harold K. Knight U.S. Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team 11/25/1950 North Korea 9/4/2019   Pennsylvania
Cpl. Gerald N. Wilson U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division 7/25/1950 South Korea 9/2/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
1st Lt. Robert C. Styslinger U.S. Army Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 11/29/1950 North Korea 8/30/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Cpl. Charles H. Grubb U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 8/28/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Cpl. Gudmund C. Johnson, Jr. U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 7/31/1951 North Korea 8/28/2019 11/9/2019 Red Wing, Minnesota
Seaman 1st Class Stewart Jordan U.S. Navy USS Nelson 6/12/1944 France 8/28/2019    
Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner U.S. Navy USS West Virginia 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/26/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class Brady O. Prewitt U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/23/2019    
Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymacker U.S. Army Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/6/1950 North Korea 8/21/2019 10/19/2019 Dunkirk, New York
Pfc. Junior C. Evans U.S. Army Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 8/20/2019    
Pfc. Billy E. Johnson U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division, attached to U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 11/30/1950 North Korea 8/15/2019 2/11/2020 Arlington National Cemetery
Pfc. Raymond Warren U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company K, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 8/15/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class Hubert P. Hall U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/14/2019   Honolulu, Hawaii
Fire Controlman 1st Class Robert L. Corn U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/14/2019    
Cpl. Jerry M. Garrison U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/13/2019 10/22/2019 Lamar, Arkansas
1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombadment Group (Heavy), Ninth Bomber Command 8/1/1943 Romania 8/12/2019 11/9/2019 West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cpl. Ysabel A. Ortiz U.S. Army Battery D, 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019 10/28/2019 Riverside, California
Pfc. Wilbur T. Tackett U.S. Army Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019   Alger, Ohio
Cpl. Ralph L. Cale U.S. Army Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019    
Pfc. Jasper V. Marquez U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infntry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019   Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sgt. 1st Class Phillip C. Mendoza U.S. Army Battery D, 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019 11/15/2019 Dixon, California
Sgt. David A. Feriend U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 8/9/2019 10/13/2019 Kingsley, Michigan
Pvt. Edwin F. Benson U.S. Marine Corps Company L, 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 8/9/2019 11/19/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Sgt. 11/30/1950 North Korea 8/8/2019 11/9/2019 Hogansville, Georgia
Sgt. Walter H. Tobin, Jr. U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/8/2019 11/14/2019 Glen Arbor, Michigan
Cpl. Norvin D. Brockett U.S. Army Company A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/6/1950 North Korea 8/6/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Seaman 1st Class Lyal J. Savage U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/6/2019    
Pfc. Lawrence E. Worthen U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 9/17/1944 Germany 8/5/2019 10/25/2019 Boise, Idaho
Pfc. Donald E. Mangan U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 9/17/1944 Germany 8/2/2019 10/22/2019 Gig Harbor, Washington
Sgt. Willie V. Galvan U.S. Army Medical Company, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/1/1950 North Korea 8/1/2019 9/26/2019 San Antonio, Texas
Maj. Harvey H. Storms U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 7/30/2019    
Pfc. Daniel W. Gerrity U.S. Army Headquarters Battery, 2nd Infantry Division 11/30/1950 North Korea 7/30/2019    
Cpl. Harold Pearce U.S. Army 1st Platoon, 24th Military Police Company, 24th Infantry Division 7/20/1950 South Korea 7/30/2019 9/26/2019 Latta, South Carolina
Pfc. Joseph R. Livermore U.S. Marine Corps Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 7/30/2019 11/15/2019 Bakersfield, California
1st Lt. Herschel H. Mattes U.S. Army Air Forces 525th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 86th Fighter Bomber Group 3/6/1944 Italy 7/30/2019 9/23/2019 Avon, Connecticut
Cpl. Walter J. Kellett U.S. Army Air Forces 17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group 7/19/1942 Phlippines 7/30/2019 10/5/2019 Ironwood, Michigan
Cpl. Herman R. Phy U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 7/6/1953 North Korea 7/29/2019    
Pvt. Charlie M. Waid U.S. Army Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Regiment 11/19/1942 Philippines 7/26/2019    
Pfc. Eugene E. Lochowicz U.S. Army Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division 2/23/1945 Germany 7/26/2019 11/16/2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Maj. Neal C. Ward U.S. Air Force 602nd Special Operations Squadron 6/13/1969 Laos 7/25/2019    
Pvt. Joseph Boschetti U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 7/25/2019    
Pvt Connie Cagle U.S. Army Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 11/22/1942 Papua New Guinea 7/16/2019   Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mess Attendant 1st Class Johnnie C. Laurie U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/15/2019 10/19/2019 Montevallo, Alabama
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Adolph J. Loebach U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/15/2019 12/19/2019 LaSalle, Illinois
Pvt. William E. Rambo U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company H. 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 7/13/2019 4/11/2020 Arlington National Cemetery
Sgt. Robert W. McCarville U.S. Army Company L, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 12/5/1942 Papua New Guinea 7/12/2019 11/10/2019 Beloit, Wisconsin
Pvt. James I. Trick U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/4/1944 Germany 7/10/2019    
Pfc. Grady J. Crawford U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Battery M, 4th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 7/10/2019 9/28/2019 Hickory, North Carolina
Staff Sgt. Paul Cybowski U.S. Army Air Forces 373rd Bombardment Squadron, 308th Bombardment Group 9/15/1943 French Indochina 7/9/2019 9/25/2019 South Plainfield, New Jersey
Pvt. Laurel W. Ebert U.S. Army Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 11/26/1942 Papua New Guinea 7/8/2019 9/20/2019 Blairstown, Iowa
Cpl. Donald E. Angle U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 7/25/1950 South Korea 7/3/2019 10/6/2019 Welsh Run, Pennsylvania
Radioman 2nd Class Floyd A. Wells U.S. Navy USS Arizona 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/2/2019 10/1/2019 Mandan, North Dakota
Pfc. David C. Wilkes U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 6/28/2019 10/19/2019 Lakewood, Washington
Sgt. Vernon R. Judd U.S. Army Company D, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, 25th Infantry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 6/26/2019 9/24/2019 Seville, Ohio
Pfc. Kenneth W. Likens U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 6/26/2019 10/25/2019 Holly, Michigan
Pvt. Penn Franks, Jr. U.S. Army Company G, 371st Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division 2/10/1945 Italy 6/26/2019 8/16/2019 San Antonio, Texas
Sgt. Howard F. Gotts U.S. Army Air Forces 66th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) 8/1/1943 Romania 6/25/2019 9/2/2019 Gorham, New York
Tech 5 John E. Bainbridge U.S. Army Company C, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 12/2/1942 Papua New Guinea 6/25/2019 9/20/2019 Monona, Wisconsin
Pvt. Jacob W. Givens U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division 10/20/1944 Germany 6/19/2019 11/9/2019 Prestonburg, Kenucky
Seaman 2nd Classs Moyses A. Martinez U.S. Navy Reserve USS Colorado 7/24/1944 Tinian Islands 6/14/2019 10/8/2019 Las Vegas, Nevada
Cpl. Robert L. Bray U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/20/1950 South Korea 6/7/2019 11/6/2019 Bainbridge, Ohio
Pvt. Ballard McCurley U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 11/29/1944 Germany 6/7/2019    
Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr. U.S. Air Force 602nd Tactical Fighter Squadron 5/19/1967 Laos 6/6/2019 8/10/2019 Weatherford, Texas
Cpl. William S. Smith U.S. Army Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 9/1/1950 South Korea 6/5/2019 8/17/2019 Vidalia, Georgia
Signalman 3rd Class William J. Shanahan U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/5/2019 9/3/2019 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Master Sgt. James G. Cates U.S. Army Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/3/1950 North Korea 6/3/2019 9/21/2019 Chunchala, Alabama
Pvt. Edward M. Morrison U.S. Army 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/6/1950 South Korea 6/3/2019 8/17/2019 Ashland, Wisconsin
Tech. Sgt. Charles G. Ruble U.S. Army Air Forces 99th Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troup Carrier Group 9/17/1944 Netherlands 6/3/2019 3/2/2020 Arlington National Cemetery
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Harold L. Dick U.S. Navy USS Colorado 7/24/1944 Tinian Islands 5/31/2019    
Pfc. Hulett A. Thompson U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) 6/30/1944 Burma 5/31/2019 11/30/2019 Carrollton, Georgia
Seaman 1st Class Ralph H. Keil U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/31/2019    
Pfc. John T. Burke U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division 11/21/1943 Tarawa 5/27/2019 10/26/2019 Hickory, North Carolina
Cpl. Earl H. Markle U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/2/1950 North Korea 5/24/2019 12/10/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Seaman 1st Class Edward Wasielewski U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/23/2019    
Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Leo Blitz U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 USS Oklahoma 5/23/2019 8/10/2019 Lincoln, Nebraska
Fireman 1st Class Rudolph Blitz U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/23/2019 8/10/2019 Lincoln, Nebraska
Pfc. Roger L. Woods U.S. Army Company I, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/29/1950 South Korea 5/22/2019 7/11/2019 Goshen, Ohio
Pvt. Roy Brown, Jr. U.S. Army Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 12/2/1942 Papua New Guinea 5/14/2019    
Cpl. Charles S. Lawler U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/2/1950 North Korea 5/14/2019 7/27/2019 Traverse City, Michigan
2nd Lt. Toney W. Gochnauer U.S. Army Air Forces 425th Bombardment Squadron, 308th Heavy Bombardment Group, 14th Air Force 1/25/1944   5/13/2019 7/29/2019 San Antonio, Texas
Staff Sgt. Wesley L. Kroenung U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Fifth Amphibious Corps (assigned to 2nd Marine Division) 11/20/1943 Tarawa 5/7/2019 8/14/2019 Miramar National Cemetery
Platoon Sgt. George E. Trotter U.S. Marine Corps Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division 11/20/1943 Tarawa 5/6/2019 8/9/2019 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cpl. Billy J. Butler U.S. Army Company C, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 5/3/2019 7/26/2019 Kerrville, Texas
Fireman 3rd Class Jasper L. Pue U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/30/2019 8/25/2019 Pleasanton, Texas
Cpl. Ralph L. Bennett U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 209th Engineer Combat Battalion 6/13/1944 Burma 4/30/2019 8/3/2019 Ames, Iowa
Pfc. Sterling Geary, Jr. U.S. Army Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 11/27/1950 North Korea 4/25/2019 8/15/2018 Dallas, Texas
Sgt. 1st Class Elden C. Justus U.S. Army Headquarters Battery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 4/25/2019 7/11/2019 Arcata, California
Pfc. Dewey W. Harris U.S. Army COmpany C, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/14/1944 Gernany 4/22/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class Ray H. Myers U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/18/2019 7/7/2019 Central City, Iowa
Fireman 3rd Class Harold K. Costill U.S. Navy USS West Virginia 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/18/2019 9/14/2019 Clayton, New Jersey
Pfc. Dale W. Ross U.S. Army Company E, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 1/14/1943 Solomon Islands 4/17/2019 9/7/2019 Medford, Oregon
Pfc. John W. Hayes U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division 1/4/1945 Belgium 4/17/2019 6/19/2019 Memphis, Texas
Pfc. Raymond H. Middlekauff U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 12/4/1944 Germany 4/12/2019 2/5/2020 Arlington National Cemetery
Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Rogers, Jr. U.S. Army Air Forces 38th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 30th Bombardment Group 1/21/1944 Tarawa Atoll 3/28/2019 6/5/2019 Riverside, California
Pfc. Herschel M. Riggs U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/16/1950 South Korea 3/25/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class Calvin H. Palmer U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/21/2019 8/9/2019 Port Orchard, Washington
Seaman 2nd Class Wilferd D. Palmer U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/21/2019 8/9/2019 Port Orchard, Washington
Seaman 2nd Class Richard J. Thomson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/19/2019 6/1/2019 League City, Texas
Seaman 1st Class Ernest R. West U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/6/2019 9/20/2019 Little Rock, Arkansas
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Victor P. Tumlinson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/4/2019 12/7/2019 Raymondville, Texas
Sgt. Cread E. Shuey U.S. Army Battery G, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment 9/27/1942 Philippines 3/4/2019 5/30/2019 Tucson, Arizona
Seaman 1st Class Oris V. Brandt U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/1/2019    
Fireman 1st Class Billy J. Johnson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/28/2019 8/19/2019 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cpl. Benjamin W. Scott U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/12/1950 South Korea 2/25/2019 4/13/2019 Atwood, Tennessee
Capt. Rufus J. Hyman U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/30/1950 South Korea 2/21/2019 10/9/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
2nd Lt. Walter B. Stone U.S. Army Air Forces 350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, VIII U.S. Fighter Command 10/22/1943 France 2/21/2019 5/11/2019 Andalusia, Alabama
Journalist 3rd Class Raul A. Guerra U.S. Navy Reserve USS Oriskany 10/8/1967 Vietnam 2/21/2019 4/25/2019 Whittier, California
Cpl. Stephen P. Nemec U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/2/1950 North Korea 2/20/2019 7/2/2019 New Born, North Carolina
Cpl. James C. Rix U.S. Army Company E, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/30/1950 North Korea 2/13/2019 5/4/2019 Alamo, Georgia
Electrician's Mate 3rd Class William A. Klasing U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/13/2019 6/29/2019 Trenton, Illinois
Tech. Sgt. Alfred R. Sandini U.S. Army Air Forces 22nd Bombardment Squadron 341st Bombardment Group 2/15/1944 French Indochina 2/13/2019 7/20/2019 Marlborough, Massachusetts
Cpl. Carlos E. Ferguson U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battlion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 5/18/1951 South Korea 2/7/2019 5/18/2019 Grassy Meadows, West Virginia
Master Sgt. Charlie J. Mares U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/31/1951 South Korea 2/6/2019 3/29/2019 Cistern, Texas
Pfc. Clifford M. Mills U.S. Army 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division 9/18/1944 Germany 2/4/2019 3/30/2019 Troy, Indiana
Sgt. George R. Schipani U.S. Army Company A, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/2/1950 North Korea 2/1/2019 6/22/2019 Sommerville, Massachusetts
Seaman 1st Class Frank A. Hryniewicz U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/30/2019    
1st Lt. Howard T. Lurcott U.S. Army Air Forces 38th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 30th Bombardment Group 1/21/1944 Tarawa 1/30/2019 6/26/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Pvt. Ted Hall U.S. Marine Corps Reserve USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/24/2019 10/18/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Pvt. Waldean Black U.S. Marine Corps USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/24/2019    
Baker 2nd Class David L. Kesler U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/23/2019 9/14/2019 Denver, Colorado
Pvt. Winfred L. Reynolds U.S. Army Medical Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 4/26/1951 South Korea 1/23/2019 10/10/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Sgt. Frank J. Suliman U.S. Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 1/17/2019 4/30/2019 Wrightstown, New Jersey
Pfc. James C. Williams U.S. Army Medical Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/12/1950 South Korea 1/2/2019 7/19/2019 West Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Staff Sgt. Carl M. Shaffer U.S. Army Air Forces 38th Bombardment Squadron, 30th Bombardment Group 1/21/1944 Tarawa 12/27/2018 5/25/2019 Pottstown, Pennsylvania

List posted 01/07/2020

 
Some names in articles/press releases below were NOT posted to the DPAA "list" yet when published.

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SOME HIGHLIGHTS NOTE DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN HEADLINES ("captured")  AND KNOWN ("MIA") STATUS.

We asked why so many of these are  being re-announced 2-3 times increasing news forwards and confusion.

 

03/22/19
These are being published with the full information, while the initial notification only contains basic information.  The updates are providing information on the loss, recovery and identification, as well as funeral information if it is available at the time.

I hope this helps,

SFC Kristen Duus
Chief of External Communications
Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

 

 

 

 
His personal decorations and awards include: the Distinguished Service Medal; the Silver Star Medal; Legion of Merit with Combat "V" and two gold ...

 
In Vietnam, Kelley earned a Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with Valor device, and two Bronze Stars with Valor device. From 1970 to 1971, ...

 

 
29, 1950, defending a defensive perimeter at the P'ungnyuri Inlet in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, according to the U.S. Defense POW/MIA ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that in August it verified the remains of Army 1st Lt. Robert C. Styslinger, 28, of Pittsburgh.

 

 
December 30, 2019

 
Tobiason plans to erect one of the new POW/MIA Memorial Highway signs in Prineville, where Norvin Brockett attended Crook County High School for ...

 

 
... missing in action on July 20, 1950 while defending Taejon, South Korea, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Monday.

 
From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA)
<sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil> Sent: 30 December, 2019 08:21
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Pennsylvania Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

Dear Editor,

Dec. 30, 2019

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today
that Army 1st Lt. Robert C. Styslinger, 28, of Pittsburgh, killed during the
Korean War
, was accounted for Aug. 29, 2019.

(This identification was initially published Sept. 4, 2019.)

In late 1950, Styslinger served with Battery B, 57th Field Artillery
Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported to have been killed in
action Nov. 29, 1950 while fighting enemy forces near Hagaru-ri, Chosin
Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not be recovered.

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned
over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members
killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl
Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned
into the DPAA laboratory for identification.
To identify Styslinger's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological
analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. Additionally,
scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial
DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

Today, 7,602 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using
modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that
were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by
American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. Styslinger's
name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial
Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing
from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate
he has been accounted for.

For family information, contact the Army Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.

Styslinger will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington,
Virginia. The date has yet to be determined. For future funeral information,
visit www.dpaa.mil.

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account
for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA
website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa
or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

Styslinger's personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000002rnFEAQ

//////

Respectfully,

Sean P. Everette
SFC, USA
Public Affairs NCOIC
Outreach and Communications
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
241 18th St. South, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA)
<sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 30 December, 2019 09:02
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Michigan Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

Dear Editor,

Dec. 30, 2019

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today
that Army Pfc. John A. Shelemba, 19, of Hamtramck, Michigan, who was killed
during the Korean War
, was accounted for on Sept. 12, 2019.

(This identification was initially published Oct. 1, 2019.)

In the summer of 1950, Shelemba was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion,
34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in
action July 20, 1950, while defending Taejon, South Korea. After the battle,
his remains could not be recovered.
 
Following the war, the American Graves Registration Services was tasked with
recovering the remains of U.S. casualties lost in South Korean battlefields.
One set of remains, designated Unknown X-251 Taejon, could not be identified
and was subsequently buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the
Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.

In October 2018, DPAA disinterred Unknown X-251 from the Taejon and sent the
remains to the laboratory for analysis.

To identify Shelemba remains, scientists from DPAA used dental,
anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as
circumstantial evidence. 

DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of
the Army for their partnership in this mission.

Today, 7,602 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using
modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that
were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by
American recovery teams, or disinterred from unknown graves. Shelemba's name
is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery
of the Pacific, in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the
Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has
been accounted for.

For family information, contact the Army Service Casualty Office at (800)
892-2490.

Shelemba will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington,
Virginia. The date has yet to be determined. For future funeral information,
visit www.dpaa.mil.

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account
for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA
website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa
or call (703) 699-1420.

Shelemba's personnel profile can be viewed at
https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000ycAh1EAE

//////

Respectfully,

Sean P. Everette
SFC, USA
Public Affairs NCOIC
Outreach and Communications
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
241 18th St. South, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 699-1420


 

 

 
Her work was highlighted by Stars and Stripes, which caught the eye of ... Medal, the Silver Star or the Purple Heart are also eligible for burial there.

 

 
He fought in the Philippines in World War II, earning two Silver Stars and a Bronze Star for valor before becoming a prisoner of war when American ...

 
 
December 28, 2019

 
Medal of Honor recipients and prisoners of war are entitled to burial with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, regardless of rank, under the 2020 ...

 

 
Pitsenbarger was never awarded the Medal of Honor despite the countless of lives he saved and how, three decades later, one Pentagon staffer fights ...

 

 
... were much more likely to improvise and continue fighting after their officers were hit. Warner, killed later in combat, received the Medal of Honor.

 
December 25, 2019

 
"His varied career in the Navy led him to his final assignment as Director of POW/MIA Plans, Policy and Coordination. Since June 2017, he has ...

 

 

 
The POW-MIA table Janet Clauser has set up to honor her brother Lt. Col. Ralph W. Angstadt who went missing during a mission over North Vietnam ...

 

 
Janet Angstadt Clauser recently set up a POW/MIA table aka a Missing Man Table in honor of her big brother. ...
Subject: MIAs
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2019 21:43:45 +0000 (UTC)
From: Robert Willett <willettr@att.net>

 

I have a mission, just as you do. My mission is to bring home my MIA cousin Jimmie Brown from his crash site in China. Jim was a co-pilot on a C-47 that was flying the Himalayan Hump in China when he was lost November 17, 1942. Pronounced first MIA but later to presumed dead, there never was any search effort done for his lost aircraft. While your mission may differ some from mine, I think the key is we both look for answers for our MIAs.

For more than thirty years we have researched Jim’s flight and Hump data, and finally in October 2011 we sent a search team to the location we had identified as the most likely spot for the crash. The search was successful and wreckage was found on Cang Shan Mountain near Dali, China and the aircraft was positively identified by its construction number. We felt that our government would then undertake a search of the wreckage for remains, but that has never happened.

I have recently published a book titled The Hunt for Jimmie Browne: An MIA pilot in WWII China, detailing the frustrating years since our discovery. I think the book should be of interest to all who are involved in MIA programs on any level. It demonstrates rather dramatically the fact that our agencies are not sharing information, not only to the public, but more tragically to the families of MIAs trusting them.

I would like your help in promoting the book in any way you can. We need to give some sense of reality to the role of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Please let me know if I can help you accomplish this mission.

Robert L. Willett

Rockledge, FL

321 338 2465


 

 
Now available on Amazon, "The Hunt for Jimmie Browne: An MIA pilot in WWII China" by Robert L Willett  

 
Check out my new website:   https://robertlwillett.com/
 

December 21, 2019

 
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Schneidig Aroche, an augmentee attached to the Defense POW/MIA ...

 

 
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – Across the U.S., all walks of military life are attached to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ...

 

 
He was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor while serving in the Navy on the USS Oklahoma, according to the POW/MIA Accounting Agency. His body ...

 
Dr. Sarah Kindschuh completed her second joint field activity with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), as a scientific recovery expert in ...

 
December 21, 2019

 
The Department of Defense's POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced in March that Tumlinson's remains were identified thanks to advancements in ...

 
DECEMBER 20, 2019
 

 
Cathy A. Lundy was only around 4 years old when she was aboard the Yacht Sequoia as a guest of former disgraced President Richard Nixon (a.k.a. ...



-----Original Message-----
From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA)
<sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: Thu, Dec 19, 2019 7:14 ambject: U.S. Soldier from the Philippines Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,
 

Dec. 19, 2019
 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that U.S. Army Sgt. Maximiano T. Lacsamana, 37, of Macabebe, Pampanga,

Philippines, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 30, 2019.
 

(This identification was initially published Nov. 20, 2019.)
 

In late 1950, Lacsamana, a veteran of the Philippine Scouts during World War

II, was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team,

7th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in intense fighting with the

Chinese People's Volunteer Forces near Hagaru-ri, North Korea.  He was

reported missing in action Dec. 3, 1950.  Following the war, his remains

could not be recovered.
 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned

over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members

killed during the Korean War.  The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl

Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.
 

To identify Lacsamana's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence.  Additionally, scientists from

the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and

autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.
 

Today, 7,603 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. Lacsamana's name

is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery

of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are still missing from

the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.
 

For family information, contact the Army Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.
 

Lacsamana will be buried in the spring of 2020 in the Philippines. The exact

date and location have yet to be determined. For future funeral information,

visit www.dpaa.mil.
 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.
 

Lacsamana's personnel profile can be viewed at


 

//////

 

Respectfully,
 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC
Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 
12, according to a release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The release states that Blosser was reported missing on Dec. 2, 1950 at ...
From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: Tue, Dec 17, 2019 6:53 am
Subject: West Virginia Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,
 

Dec. 17, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Army Cpl. Jackey D. Blosser, 21, of Randolph County, West Virginia,

killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Nov. 12, 2019.
 

(This identification was initially published Nov. 14, 2019.)
 

In late 1950, Blosser was a member of Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd

Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action

Dec. 2, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, after

his unit was attacked by enemy forces. His remains could not be recovered

following the battle. After the war, no returned prisoners of war reported

seeing him in any camps.
 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned

over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members

killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl

Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.
 

To identify Blosser's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.  Additionally,

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosomal DNA (Y-STR) and autosomal DNA (auSTR) and

analysis.
 

Today, 7,603 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. Blosser's name

is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery

of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the

Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.
 

For family information, contact the Army Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.
 

Blosser will be buried April 24, 2020, in Grafton, West Virginia.
 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.
 

Blosser's personnel profile can be viewed at:
 


 

//////
 


 

Respectfully,
 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: Tue, Dec 17, 2019 8:16 am
Subject: Missouri Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

Dear Editor,

 

Dec. 17, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Army Cpl. Jerome V. Hummel, 23, of St. Louis, killed during the Korean

War, was accounted for Sept. 23, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 25, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Hummel was a member of Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry

Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov.

30, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his

unit was attacked by enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could

not be recovered.

 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned

over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members

killed during the Korean War.  The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl

Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

To identify Hummel's remains, scientists from DPAA used circumstantial and

material evidence.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical

Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) and

autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Today, 7,603 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. Hummel's name is

recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of

the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the

Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.

 

Hummel will be buried May 7, 2020, in his hometown.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Hummel's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000001VEjEAM

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

December 16, 2019

 
FRANKFORT, KY— Governor Andy Beshear plans to sign a proclamation Monday that will order the POW/ MIA flag to fly permanently over the state ...

 

 
According to a news release, the remains were then turned over to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) which identified Bayens' remains ...

 
The Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency said the remains of the Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John R. Bayens was officially expelled in September ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said the remains of Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John R. Bayens were officially accounted for in September ...

 
They were later identified the Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency. A U.S. Marine killed on a Pacific island during World War II has ...

 

 
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency spokeswoman Maj. Natasha Waggoner said Tuesday advances in DNA technology have increased the ...

 

 
December 15, 2019

 
23 by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, which is operated by the Department of Defense. Hatch landed with his regiment on a small island in ...

 
Hatch's remains were later identified the Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency. On Saturday, fellow Marines in dress blues carried the ..

 
December 14, 2019

 
Now, the Navy SEAL Museum is partnering with Project Recovery, a non-profit organization dedicated to recovering the remains of fallen American ...

 

 
Hundreds gathered at North Greenwood Baptist Church on Friday to honor the sacrifice that U.S. Army Cpl. Joe Thomas Avant made 69 years ago ...

 
Prior to his recent retirement from the Army, his last assignment was as commander of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, which sought to .
 
Today, December 13, a front page article came out in Stars & Stripes, (worldwide), that is entitled UNACCOUNTABLE. It portrays my struggles with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and their failures to identify and recover an MIA soldier of my infantry platoon, as well as many other MIAs remaining in Vietnam. Click the link to read.           Michael

 


 
December 12, 2019

 
A POW/MIA wreath will be presented by the Gail Cronkhite family in memory of Harry Cronkhite, a World War II veteran whose remains will return to ...

 

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the body now overseeing the U.S. government's effort to repatriate the country's missing troops, is still ...

 

 
Still simply “known but to God,” seven fallen Americans from the Korean War are undergoing an identification process at the Defense POW/MIA ...

 

 

 
10 by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, and Avant's family members were notified on Sept. 11. Bobby Avant of Americus, Georgia, said the ...

 

 
But such a mission isn't cheap. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) is responsible for recovery operations of U.S. personnel, including ...
12/11/19
 

 
That all changed recently when Defense of POW/MIA Accounting Agency officials told Lynne Werner, Day's niece, that his remains were identified out ...

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: Wed, Dec 11, 2019 5:50 am
Subject: Alabama Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

Dear Editor,

 

Dec. 11, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Army Pfc. William J. Winchester, 20, of Mount Hope, Alabama, who was

captured and died in captivity during the Korean War, was accounted for

Sept. 10, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 16, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Winchester was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 24th

Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was captured by enemy forces

near Unsan, North Korea in November 1950. He reportedly died while in

custody of the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces at Prisoner of War Camp #5

in February 1951. 

 

On 1954, During Operation Glory, North Korea unilaterally turned over

remains to the United States, including one set, designated Unknown X-13442

Operation Glory. The remains were reportedly recovered from prisoner of war

camps, United Nations cemeteries and isolated burial sites. None of the

remains could be identified as Winchester and he was declared

non-recoverable. The remains were subsequently buried as an unknown in the

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

 

On June 11, 2018, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred X-13442

Operation Glory and accessioned the remains to the laboratory.

To identify Winchester's remains, scientists from DPAA used dental,

anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

circumstantial and material evidence. 

 

DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of

the Army for their partnership in this mission.

 

Today, 7,603 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams, or disinterred from unknown graves. Winchester's

name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial

Cemetery of the Pacific, in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing

from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate

he has been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Service Casualty Office at (800)

892-2490.

 

Winchester will be buried March 19, 2020, in Lima, Ohio.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Winchester's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000NGBceEAH

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

December 7, 2019

 
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... time of his death, was accounted for nearly 69 years after being killed in the war, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on June 21.

 
The National POW/MIA Flag Act was introduced into the House in March 2019 by Rep. Jack Bergman, Michigan Republican, and Rep. Chris Pappas ...

 
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Hello Everyone,
The Bring Our Heroes Home Act / declassification legislation has been officially introduced to the U.S. Senate - bill number S.2794. The ball now falls into our laps – asking our U.S. Senators to cosponsor.
If enacted, S.2794 will be the first comprehensive legislation to mandate widespread declassification of POW/MIA documents and provide independent oversight of the process.
Your Senators’ contact information can be found at this link.
(very top of the page)
Let the legislative aide who answers the phone know that you are a constituent then simply request that the Senator sign on to S.2794 as a cosponsor. It should take a couple of minutes.
You can see if they have signed on (and learn more about the bill) at this link:
(Click on details to see who has cosponsored.)
If your senator’s names do not appear soon, call again!
This is an opportunity to reach new information that may add to any of the missing men’s stories!


 

Rick

Richard Downes, President

 

Coalition of Families of Korean & Cold War POW/MIAs


 

Join us! The Coalition pursues answers to the stories of missing American servicemen from the Korean and Cold Wars.

www.coalitionoffamilies.org

 

(A 501(3)C non-profit organization)


 

P.O. Box 22242

Portsmouth, NH 03802

818.259.9950

 

www.coalitionoffamilies.org

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 26 November, 2019 09:04
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Indiana Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 26, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Charles G. Ruble, 20, of Parker City,

Indiana, killed during World War II, was accounted for May 31, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published June 4, 2019.)

 

In September 1944, Ruble was a member of the 99th Troop Carrier Squadron,

441st Troop Carrier Group, serving as an aerial engineer aboard a C-47A

aircraft, nicknamed the Celia L. On September 17, 1944, the Celia L, which

operated out of U.S. Army Air Forces Station 490, Langar, Nottinghamshire,

England, participated in Operation MARKET GARDEN, the Allied invasion of the

German-occupied Netherlands. The aircraft was carrying a crew of five and

transporting 10 paratroopers from the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment to a

drop-zone near Groesbeek, Netherlands. Anti-aircraft fire struck the plane's

wing and ignited its gas tanks. The paratroopers successfully exited the

plane, as did two of the crewmembers. The pilot crash landed the plane

several hundred yards inside the German border. Three crewmembers survived,

but two, including Ruble, could not be accounted for and were believed to

have been killed in the crash.

 

In April 1946, members of the 606th Quartermaster Graves Registration

Company recovered eight sets of remains from isolated burials near Zyfflich,

Germany, close to the Netherlands border. One set of remains, designated

X-2565 Neuville, was buried about 500 yards from a downed C-47 aircraft in a

grave marked with an uninscribed wooden cross. U.S. authorities interred

X-2565 at what is today the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium after they

had been declared unidentifiable.

 

After thorough research and analysis, historians from DPAA determined that

Ruble was a strong candidate for association with X-2565. In June 2018,

X-2565 was disinterred and the remains were sent to the DPAA laboratory at

Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for analysis.

 

To identify Ruble's remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission and to the U.S.

Army Regional Mortuary-Europe/Africa for their partnership in this mission.

 

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000

died during the war. Currently there are 72,635 service members still

unaccounted for from World War II with approximately 30,000 assessed as

possibly recoverable. Ruble's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing

at the Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments

Commission site in Margraten, Netherlands, along with the others missing

from WWII. Although interred as an "unknown", his grave was meticulously

cared for over the past 70 years by the American Battle Monuments

Commission. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.

 

For family information, call the Army Service Casualty Office at (800)

892-2490.

 

Ruble will be buried March 2, 2020 at Arlington National Cemetery in

Arlington, Virginia.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Ruble's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe8qEAC

 

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-142

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 26 November, 2019 08:03
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Illinois Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 26, 2019

 

WASHINGTON— The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Adolph J. Loebach, 22, of Peru,

Illinois, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 2, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published July 16, 2019.)

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Loebach was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which

was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by

Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which

caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths

of 429 crewmen, including Loebach. 

 

From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the

deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu’uanu

Cemeteries.

 

In September 1947, tasked with recovering and identifying fallen U.S.

personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves

Registration Service (AGRS) disinterred the remains of U.S. casualties from

the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification

Laboratory at Schofield Barracks. The laboratory staff was only able to

confirm the identifications of 35 men from the USS Oklahoma at that time.

The AGRS subsequently buried the unidentified remains in 46 plots at the

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP), known as the Punchbowl, in

Honolulu. In October 1949, a military board classified those who could not

be identified as non-recoverable, including Loebach.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma

Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

¬

To identify Loebach’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000

died during the war. Currently there are 72,635 still unaccounted for from

World War II with approximately 30,000 assessed as possibly recoverable.

Loebach’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl,

along with the others who are missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed

next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800)

443-9298.

 

Loebach will be buried Dec. 19, 2019, in LaSalle, Illinois.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Loebach’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe01EAC

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 25 November, 2019 12:50
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Missouri Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 25, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Army Cpl. Gerald N. Wilson, 19, of Camden, Missouri, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 29, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 3, 2019.)

 

In the summer of 1950, Wilson was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th

Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was last seen July 25, 1950,

while participating in the defense of Yongdong, South Korea. Following the

battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

Following the war, the 565th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company

recovered a set of remains, designated Unknown X-1044 Tanggok from Ulgok,

South Korea. The remains were declared unidentifiable and were subsequently

buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the

Punchbowl, in Honolulu.

 

On June 11, 2018, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred X-1044

Tanggok and accessioned the remains to the laboratory.

To identify Wilson's remains, scientists from DPAA used dental,

anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

circumstantial and material evidence. Additionally, scientists from the

Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and

autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Today, 7,604 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams, or disinterred from unknown graves. Wilson's name

is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery

of the Pacific, in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the

Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Service Casualty Office at (800)

892-2490.

 

Wilson will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

The date has yet to be determined. For future funeral information, visit

www.dpaa.mil.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Wilson's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000009WJxrEAG

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 25 November, 2019 08:31
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Texas Accounted For >From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 25, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Navy Fireman 1st Class Lawrence E. Woods, 28, of Greenwood, Texas,

killed during World War II, was accounted for Aug. 29, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 11, 2019.)

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Woods was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which

was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by

Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which

caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths

of 429 crewmen, including Woods. 

 

From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the

deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu'uanu

Cemeteries.

 

In September 1947, tasked with recovering and identifying fallen U.S.

personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves

Registration Service (AGRS) disinterred the remains of U.S. casualties from

the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification

Laboratory at Schofield Barracks. The laboratory staff was only able to

confirm the identifications of 35 men from the USS Oklahoma at that time.

The AGRS subsequently buried the unidentified remains in 46 plots at the

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP), known as the Punchbowl, in

Honolulu. In October 1949, a military board classified those who could not

be identified as non-recoverable, including Woods.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma

Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Woods' remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner

System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,635 still unaccounted for from

World War II with approximately 30,000 assessed as possibly recoverable.

Woods' name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along

with the others who are missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to

his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800)

443-9298.

 

The location and date for Woods' funeral have yet to be determined. For

future funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Woods' personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000uar0CEAQ

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 25 November, 2019 11:57
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Wisconsin Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 25, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that U.S. Army Pvt. William D. Hedtke, 28, of Iola, Wisconsin, killed during

World War II, was accounted for Oct. 17, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Oct. 25, 2019.)

 

In 1944, Hedtke was assigned to Battery B, 319th Glider Artillery Battalion,

82nd Airborne Division. Army officials reported he died of injuries

sustained in a hard glider landing near Groesbeek, Netherlands, during

Operation Market Garden on Sept. 18, 1944. His remains were not recovered

after the war. 

 

In June 1945, Canadian graves registration personnel recovered a set of

American remains near Groesbeek that were given to the American Graves

Registration Command (AGRC). After unsuccessful efforts by the AGRC to

identify the remains, they were designated X-1230 Margraten and interred as

an Unknown at the Netherlands American Cemetery.

 

In 2016, DPAA disinterred X-1230 to be scientifically analyzed for possible

association to an Operation Market Garden casualty.

 

To identify Hedtke's remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and

anthropological analysis.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces

Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosomal

(Y-STR) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission and to the U.S.

Army Regional Mortuary-Europe/Africa for their partnership in this mission.

 

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,635 service members still

unaccounted for from World War II with approximately 30,000 assessed as

possibly recoverable. Hedtke's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing

at Margraten American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site

in Margraten, Netherlands, along with the others missing from WWII. A

rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted

for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Service Casualty Office at (800)

892-2490.

 

Hedtke will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

The date has yet to be determined. For future funeral information, visit

www.dpaa.mil.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

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Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency officials conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018 ...

 
A POW/MIA Ceremony, missing man table, was led by Oakcrest Cadet First Lieutenant Daunte Batiz and Cadet Staff Sergeant Autumn Daughtry.

 
The recently identified remains of a soldier, killed in the Korean War, are those of a Hardin County man. The Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the body of Army Pfc. Wilbur T. Tackett of Alger, Ohio, was accounted for on August 9, 2019.
 

First Lieutenant Loren Hintz died over 70 year ago but some of his remains were discovered about seven years ago as his family had spent decades searching for him.

 

 
 
 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 22 November, 2019 13:11
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Nelson Sailor from Virginia Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 22, 2019

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that

Navy Seaman 1st Class Stewart Jordan, 20, of Coeburn, Virginia, killed

during World War II, was accounted for Aug. 27, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Aug. 29, 2019.)

 

In 1944, Jordan was assigned to the USS Nelson, which was anchored off the

coast of Normandy, France. He was killed June 12, 1944, when the ship was

hit by enemy fire. Following the war, his remains could not be identified.

 

On Nov. 3, 1944, a graves registration team learned of remains that had

washed ashore on “Roger White Beach,” in Normandy. The remains were noted to

have a tattoo on the arm, depicting the sinking of the USS Tucker, where

Jordan had been assigned prior to its sinking in August 1942. The remains

were declared unidentifiable and designated as Unknown X-144

Sainte-Mère-Église #2, and were subsequently interred in what is now the

Normandy American Cemetery. Of the 13 crew members unaccounted for from the

USS Nelson, two previously served on the USS Tucker, including Jordan.

 

In September 2018, DPAA and the American Battle Monuments Commission exhumed

X-144 and accessioned the remains to the laboratory.

 

To identify Jordan’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis. Additionally, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission and to the U.S.

Army Regional Mortuary-Europe/Africa for their partnership in this mission.

 

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,638 still unaccounted for from

World War II with approximately 30,000 assessed as possibly recoverable.

Jordan’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at Normandy American

Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in

Colleville-sur-Mer, France, along with the others missing from World War II.

A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted

for.

 

For funeral details and family contact information, contact the Navy Service

Casualty Office at (800) 443-9298.

              

The date and location for Jordan’s burial have yet to be determined. For

future funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil. 

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Jordan’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001RFjDyEAL

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 November, 2019 13:53
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Illinois Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 21, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Marine Corps Pfc. Edward A. Nalazek, 27, of Chicago, killed during

World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 27, 2019.

 

In November 1943, Nalazek was a member of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 18th

Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed

against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa

Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island. Over

several days of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and

Sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded, while the Japanese

were virtually annihilated. Nalazek was killed on the second day of the

battle, Nov. 21, 1943. His remains were reportedly buried in the Central

Division Cemetery 8th Marines #2 on Betio Island.

 

In 1946, the 604th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company (604th GRC)

centralized all of the American remains found on Tarawa to Lone Palm

Cemetery for later repatriation; however, almost half of the known

casualties were never found. No recovered remains could be associated with

Nalazek, and in October 1949, a Board of Review declared him

"non-recoverable."

              

In June 1967, construction at the site of the Marine/Customs office block at

the Betio Wharf uncovered multiple sets of remains, as well as American

equipment. The remains were sent to the U.S. Army Mortuary at Tachikawa Air

Base, Japan, and accessioned as Unknown XJ-1323. A number of remains were

identified as Japanese. However, XJ-1323A-G were determined to be American.

The remains could not be identified, and were subsequently buried in the

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in

Honolulu.

 

In 2015, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, excavated a site

near the wharf on Betio Island, later identified as Cemetery 27. Remains

recovered were accessioned to the DPAA laboratory.

 

On Nov. 21, 2016, DPAA disinterred XJ-1323 from the Punchbowl, and

associated portions of XJ-1323B with portions recovered by History Flight in

2015.

 

To identify Nalazek's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. Additionally,

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their partnership

in this recovery.  Additionally, DPAA is appreciative to History Flight,

Inc., for their assistance.

 

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,638 service members still

unaccounted for from World War II with approximately 30,000 assessed as

possibly recoverable. Nalazek's name is recorded on the Courts of the

Missing at the Punchbowl, along with the others killed or lost in WWII. A

rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted

for.

 

For family information, contact the Marine Corps Service Casualty office at

(800) 847-1597.

 

Nalazek will be buried Feb. 10, 2020, at Arlington National Cemetery in

Arlington, Virginia.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

Subject: BRING OUR HEROES HOME Act S 2794
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:16:41 -0500
From: moehog@verizon.net
To: moehog@verizon.net

 

BRING OUR HEROES HOME Act, S-2794

We know that you are all aware of the many ‘stumbling blocks’ associated with the POW/MIA Accounting issues. but  as a reminder, the number one ‘Stumbling block’ has been ‘Declassification’.

We are not referring to just the Vietnam War files/documents, we are speaking of files from World War II through Gulf Wars (1941 -today). At the conclusion of the Senate Select Committee, in 1992, the Senate passed a resolution, unanimously, ordering the declassification of all files related to POW/MIA accounting. The sitting President then issued an Executive order and at least two additional Presidents, since then,  have also issued Executive Orders relating to Declassifying Records that relate to POWs & MIAs.

I am sure that there are many reasons why multiple Government agencies/organizations have failed to execute orders issued by Congress or the Commander-in-Chief to declassify or turn over their information on those who are still on the Missing in Action/Unaccounted for List published by DoD/DPAA. Perhaps because it is a ‘chain of command ‘ issue versus a ‘legal’ issue, that they have little or no fear of punishment if they refuse to abide by the Order. That said, follow this link - https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/2794/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%22s.2794%22%7D&r=1&s=1 – and you’ll find a copy of S-2794, Bring Our Heroes Home Act, that was recently, (6 November 2019) reintroduced on the Floor of the Senate. This is the Answer! This is Ground Breaking work and if this legislation passes, the Bring Our Heroes Home Act will be the first comprehensive legislation that will mandate widespread declassification of POW/MIA documents (subject to certain exceptions) and provide independent oversight of the process. 

Currently there are just six Senators that have step up to Sponsor/Co-Sponsor the Bill. They are:

Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]*

11/06/2019

Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]

11/12/2019

Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]

11/18/2019

Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]

11/18/2019

Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]

11/19/2019

Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT

    11/19 2019

If YOUR Senator is NOT among these – PLEASE – contact your Senator and asked them to join this list today – (check here - www.senate.gov - to get current contact information for Your Senator). It is time for YOU to get in the Game!

Until they ALL come home……….

moe

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 November, 2019 10:55
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Hawaii Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 21, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Army Cpl. Wilfred K. Hussey, Jr. 19, of Hilo, Hawaii, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 18, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Hussey was a member of Company K, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th

Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 12, 1950, in

the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was

attacked by enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could not be

recovered.

 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned

over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members

killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl

Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

To identify Hussey's remains, scientists from DPAA used circumstantial and

material evidence.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical

Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) and

autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. Hussey's name is

recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of

the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the

Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.

 

Hussey will be buried in his hometown. The date has yet to be determined.

For future funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Hussey's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000003xxqjEAA

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 November, 2019 09:43
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Illinois Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 21, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Army Cpl. Asa E. Vance, 18, of Decatur, Illinois, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 17, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Vance was a member of Company D, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th

Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action Dec. 2, 1950, in the

vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by

enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned

over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members

killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl

Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

To identify Vance's remains, scientists from DPAA used circumstantial and

material evidence.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical

Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) and

autosomal DNA (auSTR) and analysis.

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. Vance's name is

recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of

the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the

Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.

 

Vance will be buried May 1, 2020, in Springfield, Illinois.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Vance's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000002Y33dEAC

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 20 November, 2019 12:00
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Kentucky Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 20, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John R. Bayens, 20, of Louisville, Kentucky,

killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sep. 23, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Oct. 1, 2019.)

 

In November 1943, Bayens was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th

Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed

against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa

Atoll of the Gilbert Islands in an attempt to secure the island. Over

several days of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and

Sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded, while the Japanese

were virtually annihilated. Bayens was killed on the third day of the

battle, Nov. 22, 1943. His remains were reportedly buried in Cemetery 33 on

Betio Island.

 

In 1946, the 604th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company centralized all

of the American remains found on Tarawa at Lone Palm Cemetery for later

repatriation; however, almost half of the known casualties were never found.

No recovered remains could be associated with Bayens, and in October 1949, a

Board of Review declared him "non-recoverable." 

 

In 2014, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, identified Cemetery

33.  Excavations of the site uncovered multiple sets of remains, which were

turned over to DPAA in 2015.

 

To identify Bayens' remains, scientists from DPAA used dental,

anthropological, and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

material evidence.

DPAA is grateful to the United States Marine Corps for their assistance in

this mission.  Additionally, DPAA is appreciative to History Flight, Inc.,

for their partnership in this mission.

 

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,638 service members still

unaccounted for from World War II with approximately 30,000 assessed as

possibly recoverable. Bayens' name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing

at the Punchbowl, along with the others killed or lost in WWII. A rosette

will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Marine Corps Service Casualty office at

(800) 847-1597.

 

Bayens will be buried Dec. 16, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Bayens's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XfL4EAK

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 20 November, 2019 11:15
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Ohio Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 20, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Army Pfc. Wilbur T. Tackett, 18, of Alger, Ohio, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 9, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Aug. 13, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Tackett was a member of Battery B, 57th Field Artillery

Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division. He was

reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his

unit near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not be

recovered following the attack.

 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned

over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members

killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl

Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

To identify Tackett's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.  Additionally,

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. Tackett's name

is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery

of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the

Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.

 

Tackett will be buried in his hometown. The date has yet to be decided. For

future funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Tackett's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000VSp4EEAT

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 20 November, 2019 10:27
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor from California Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 20, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Navy Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Arnold M. Nielsen, 32, of Oakland,

California, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 8, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 11, 2019.)

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Nielsen was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which

was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by

Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which

caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths

of 429 crewmen, including Nielsen

 

From December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the

deceased crew, which were subsequently interred in the Halawa and Nu'uanu

Cemeteries.

 

In September 1947, tasked with recovering and identifying fallen U.S.

personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves

Registration Service (AGRS) disinterred the remains of U.S. casualties from

the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification

Laboratory at Schofield Barracks. The laboratory staff was only able to

confirm the identifications of 35 men from the USS Oklahoma at that time.

The AGRS subsequently buried the unidentified remains in 46 plots at the

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP), known as the Punchbowl, in

Honolulu. In October 1949, a military board classified those who could not

be identified as non-recoverable, including Nielsen.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma

Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Nielsen's remains, scientists from DPAA used circumstantial and

material evidence.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical

Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000

died during the war. Currently there are 72,638 still unaccounted for from

World War II with approximately 30,000 assessed as possibly recoverable.

Nielsen's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Punchbowl,

along with the others who are missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed

next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800)

443-9298.

 

Neilsen's funeral date and location have yet to be decided. For future

funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Nielsen's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe0TEAS

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>

Sent: 20 November, 2019 09:52

To: Undisclosed recipients:

Subject: Texas Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 20, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Army Cpl. Autrey J. Betar, 18, of Port Arthur, Texas, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially released Sept. 12, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Betar was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry

Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was

reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin

Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces.

Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned

over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members

killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl

Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.
 

To identify Betar's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. Additionally,

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) and analysis.

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. Betar's name is

recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of

the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the

Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.

 

Betar's funeral date and location have yet to be decided. For future funeral

information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Betar's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000RlYHLEA3

 

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

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The Defense Department agency tasked with finding and repatriating the remains of American troops killed in the Korean War has been "met with ...

 
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First Lieutenant Loren Hintz died over 70 year ago but some of his remains were discovered about seven years ago as his family had spent decades searching for him.

 
  November 18, 2019
 
A young World War II bomber pilot shot down and killed in Germany is back home, ending a heartbreaking mission his now 92-year-old brother vowed ...

 
Of nine crew members, five, including McTigue, were killed and the rest were captured by German forces, according to the Defense POW/MIA ...
The Rockford Register Star reports that 64-year-old retired Sgt. Maj. James ... McMahon was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for valor.

 
Avant's remains were identified from that. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says more than 7,600 Americans remain unaccounted for from ...
Korean War MIA soldier identified; remains coming to Jackson ... The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's personnel profile of Avant states: “In ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's personnel profile of Avant states, "In 2018, the North Korean government repatriated 55 boxes containing ...
November 16, 2019
22, 1942, but was not identified for more than a half-century later when the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred his remains for analysis.
This summer, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified Livermore's remains. State Sen. Shannon Grove, who helped coordinate the effort ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's personnel profile of Avant states, “In 2018, the North Korean government repatriated 55 boxes containing ...
It didn't take long for a central theme to emerge at the funeral of U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Livermore, an event attended by hundreds of area residents ...

 
According to a news release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Arlington, Virginia, Lower was the radio operator on a B-24 aircraft ...

 
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the Romanian government recovered the bodies of 216 Americans killed in the raid, but only ...

 
The release said the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified Lochowicz's remains and accounted for him July 24. A Milwaukee native ...

 
... 5-1/2-foot-tall sculpture of a prisoner of war on display in the Riverside National Cemetery, was soon to be adopted as the national POW/MIA symbol ...

 

From: Ann Mills-Griffiths <powmiafam@aol.com>
Sent: 13 November, 2019 17:39
To: powmiafam@aol.com
Subject: The ultimate sacrifice...

 

Subject: The ultimate sacrifice...

In the opening footage of a WWII fighter landing on the carrier deck, the gunner's position in a torpedo bomber is shown, having borne the brunt of anti-aircraft fir. He was obviously instantly killed, while the pilot was able to return to the carrier and land the aircraft. Notice a corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunner, and then a chaplain holding a brief service; followed by taps. Then, crew members of the carrier push the aircraft and its patriotic dead airman over the side and watch it sink into the sea. A ‘Missing Man’ flight formation passes overhead. 

He was 23. But this is what "kids" were doing in 1944. No safe spaces, no hurtful remarks they couldn't cope with. They fought and too often died for their country so that decades later some people of today are free to act as if they have earned everything their county has given them … and are unhappy with that.

This 2 minute video is profoundly moving. 

God Bless America

https://youtu.be/jpt6Bvr2L-s

 
The announcement came Wednesday morning from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency that Army Cpl. Joe T. Avant was reported missing in ...

 
2, 1950, while his unit fought enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Mendoza, who grew up in Anthony, New Mexico, was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950.
 
He said due to AMVETS' efforts, about half of those members of Congress put the POW/MIA flag back up, but there are still about 30 percent of ...
The Grayback's last patrol was its third under the command of Lt. Cmdr. John Moore, who had been awarded the Navy Cross for each of the first two.
After passing away at the Battle of Iwo Jima, he was awarded the Navy Cross, becoming the only enlisted Marine to receive the two most prestigious ...
The remains of U.S. Army Pvt. Porfirio C. Franco were identified in September, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced last month.
More than 7,000 cases are still under investigation by the The Department of Defense's POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA, according to a release ...
2, 1950 while his unit fought enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

From: Claude Barnhart <arclighter@startmail.com>
Sent: 11 November, 2019 09:17
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: On Veterans Day - For our Forgotten POW-MIA's

 

"Judicial Watch" has not forgotten

Judicial Watch sues Defense Department, seeking POW and MIA ...

Judicial Watch has sued the Defense Department, seeking government records from 1973 to the present regarding American soldiers who were prisoners of war or missing in action. "Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the Pentagon failed to respond to two Freedom of Information Act requests," the watchdog organization said in a statement.

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 14 November, 2019 08:11
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Utah Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 14, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Max. W. Lower, 23, of Lewiston, Utah,

killed during World War II, was accounted for Oct. 9, 2019.

 

In the summer of 1943, Lower was assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron,

98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24

aircraft on which Lower was the radio operator crashed as a result of enemy

anti-aircraft fire during Operation Tidal Wave, the largest bombing mission

against the oil fields and refineries at Ploiesti, north of Bucharest,

Romania. Following the operation, the Romanian government reported they had

recovered 216 Americans killed in the raid, 27 of whom were identifiable.

His remains were not among the 27.  Those not identified were buried as

Unknowns in the Hero Section of the Civilian and Military Cemetery of

Bolovan, Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania. 

 

Following the war, the American Graves Registration Command, the

organization that searched for and recovered fallen American personnel,

disinterred all American remains from the Bolovan Cemetery for

identification. Each unidentified set of remains was designated Unknown and

reinterred into the American Military Cemetery at Neuville-en-Condroz,

Belgium.

 

In 2017, DPAA began exhuming unknowns believed to be associated with

unaccounted for airmen from Operation Tidal Wave losses. That year, 15 sets

of remains were disinterred and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

 

To identify Lower's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner

System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission and to the U.S.

Army Regional Mortuary- Europe/Africa for their partnership in this mission.

 

Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, more than 400,000

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,638 service members still

unaccounted for from World War II, of which approximately 30,000 are

assessed as possibly recoverable. Lower's name is recorded on the Tablets of

the Missing at the Florence American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments

Commission site in Impruneta, Italy, along with the others missing from

WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been

accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Service Casualty Office at (800)

892-2490.

 

Lower will be buried Nov. 23, 2019, in his hometown of Lewistown, Utah.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

November 14, 2019
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the National POW/MIA Flag Act, which requires that the POW/MIA flag be displayed ...
 
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According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, in 1950, Mendoza was reported missing in action when his unit engaged with enemy forces ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 13 November, 2019 09:49
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Mississippi Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 13, 2019

 

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today

that Army Cpl. Joe T. Avant, 20, of Greenwood, Mississippi, killed during

the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 12, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Avant was a member of Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry

Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was

reported missing in action Nov. 30, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin

Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces.

Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned

over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members

killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl

Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

To identify Avant's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.  Additionally,

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA) and autosomal DNA (auSTR) and analysis.

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. Avant's name is

recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of

the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the

Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has

been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.

 

Avant will be buried Dec. 13, 2019, in his hometown of Greenwood Mississippi.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account

for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA

website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Avant's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000001V0WEAU

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420


 
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