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Stories and Press Releases 

Research sites: 

www.kpows.com

http://www.kpows.com/thezimmerleereports.html

 

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

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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

 
July 31, 2021
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) said Friday that 19-year-old Marine Corps. Pfc. Glenn F. White, of Emporia, was accounted for on ...

 
17, 2021, after dental and anthropological analysis, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), which works to recover U.S. military personnel ...

 
Washington -- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Frank A. Norris, 23, ...
The Leslie, Michigan, man's remains were identified in May 2020, but the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday it withheld an ...

 
... II have been identified, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden, of Norwood, ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Cavender's remains were identified in May 2020 through mitochondrial DNA analysis. He was 20 ...

 
In 2015 the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed remains from the USS Oklahoma for another analysis. Seaman Helton was officially ...
DPAA says White will be buried in his hometown. A date has not yet been determined. White was posthumously presented the Silver Star. His personnel ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) said Marine Corps Pfc. Glenn F. White, 19, of Emporia, Kansas, was accounted for on June 7, 2021.

 
WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that a missing World War II soldier from Rochester was accounted for ...
July 30, 2021
(WLUC) - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Friday that Army Sgt. William E. Cavender, 20, of Leslie, Mich., killed during the ...

 
WASHINGTON (KSNW) — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Friday that Marine Corps Pfc. Glenn F. White, 19, ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said this week that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden, 19, of Norwood, Ohio, was accounted ...
(WTVQ/Press Release) – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that Navy Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Alphard S.

 
(WTVQ) – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Wednesday that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Floyd Dee Helton, 18, of Somerset, ...

 
WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Frank A. Norris, 23, ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said this week that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden, 19, of Norwood, was accounted for on ...

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Friday that the remains of a soldier that was killed during the Korean War was accounted for ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 30 July, 2021 10:04
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - New York Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Pvt. Andrews was accounted for in May 2020, but his family only recently received their full briefing of his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

July 30, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Charles Andrews, 25, of Rochester, New York, killed during World War II, was accounted for May 6, 2020.

 

In December 1944, Andrews was assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Brandenburg, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, when he was declared missing in action on Dec. 4. Andrews could not be recovered because of the on-going fighting, and his status was changed to killed in action on Jan. 29, 1945.

 

Following the end of the war, the American Graves Registration Command was tasked with investigating and recovering missing American personnel in Europe. They conducted several investigations in the Hürtgen area between 1946 and 1950, but were unable to recover or identify Andrews’ remains. He was declared non-recoverable in 1951.

 

While studying unresolved American losses in the Hürtgen area, a DPAA historian determined that one set of unidentified remains, designated X-5463 Neuville, recovered just southwest of Brandenberg in 1947 possibly belonged to Andrews. The remains, which had been buried in Ardennes American Cemetery in 1950, were disinterred in May 2019 and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for identification.

 

To identify Andrews’ remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

Andrews’ name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Margarten, Netherlands, along with the others still missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

Andrews will be buried Aug. 28, 2021, in his hometown.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa and https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Andrews’ personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XfErEAK.

 

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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 July, 2021 14:40
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - USS Oklahoma Sailor From California Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

July 30, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 2nd Class William K. Shafer, 20, of Alhambra, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 16, 2020.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Shafer 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 Shafer. 

 

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 Shafer.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Shafer’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

Shafer’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.

 

Shafer will be buried on Oct. 14, 2021, in Marana, Arizona.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Shafer’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XgP1EAK.

 

//////

 

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 July, 2021 15:30
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Texas Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Tech. Sgt. Norris was accounted for back in January, but his family only recently received their full briefing on his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

July 30, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Frank A. Norris, 23, of Quinlan, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for Jan. 19, 2021.

 

In the summer of 1943, Norris was a pilot assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24 Liberator aircraft on which Norris was serving as an engineer 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. His remains were not identified following the war. The remains that could not be 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 (AGRC), the organization that searched for and recovered fallen American personnel, disinterred all American remains from the Bolovan Cemetery for identification. The AGRC was unable to identify more than 80 unknowns from Bolovan Cemetery, and those remains were permanently interred at Ardennes American Cemetery and Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, both in Belgium.

 

In 2017, DPAA began exhuming unknowns believed to be associated with unaccounted for airmen from Operation TIDAL WAVE losses. These remains were sent to the DPAA Laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for examination and identification.

 

To identify Norris’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 chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.

 

Norris’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 others still missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa and https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Norris’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001Ufs3DEAR.

 

//////

 

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 July, 2021 09:30
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Michigan Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

Sgt. Cavender was accounted for in May 2020, but his family only recently received their full briefing on his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

July 30, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. William E. Cavender, 20, of Leslie, Michigan, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for May 19, 2020.

                         

In late 1950, Cavender was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. 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 Cavender’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) analysis.

 

Cavender’s name is recorded in 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.

 

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

 

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

 

To see the most up-to-date statistics on DPAA recovery efforts for those unaccounted for from the Korean War, go to the Korean War fact sheet on the DPAA website at:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Resources/Fact-Sheets/Article-View/Article/569610/progress-on-korean-war-personnel-accounting/.

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Cavender’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000003Pr5qEAC.

 

//////

 

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

 

... of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Floyd D. Helton, 18, were accounted for on April 23, 2020, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
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NH Senator recommends Medal of Honor to Vietnam veteran. Thu, July 29, 2021, 3:18 AM. Captain Isaac "Ike" Camacho was captured during battle in ...
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... been identified as a Marine from California's Central Coast, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday. Pfc. Royal L. Waltz, 20, ...

 
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From: Richard Downes <coalitionoffamilies@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 9:05 AM
Subject: DPAA’s Annual Korean/Cold War Family DC Update - Online Only!
To: Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIAs <
coalitionoffamilies@gmail.com>

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Another year will need to go by before we gather again. Rising Covid issues and the hotel's inability to provide adequate spacing for the unexpectedly high number of people attending, caused DPAA to cancel the in-person part of the meeting. For those who were planning to be there, DPAA and/or your casualty office should be contacting everyone soon.

 

The briefing will still be online. DPAA will provide information on that soon.

 

Another unfortunate outcome of these unpredictable times.


 

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)

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 29 July, 2021 09:39
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - California Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Pfc. Waltz was accounted for back in May 2019, but his family only recently received their full briefing of his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

July 29, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Pfc. Royal L. Waltz, 20, of Cambria, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 15, 2019.

 

In November 1943, Waltz was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 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. Waltz died between the first and second day of the battle, Nov. 20-21.

 

In the immediate aftermath of the fighting on Tarawa, U.S. service members who died in the battle were buried in a number of battlefield cemeteries on the island. The 604th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company conducted remains recovery operations on Betio between 1946 and 1947, but Waltz’s remains were not identified. All of the remains found on Tarawa were sent to the Schofield Barracks Central Identification Laboratory for identification in 1947. By 1949, the remains that had not been identified were interred as unknowns in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, including one set, designated as Tarawa Unknown X-228.

 

On March 27, 2017, DPAA disinterred Tarawa Unknown X-228 from the Punchbowl for identification.

 

To identify Waltz’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological analysis and material evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

Waltz’s name is recorded in the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl along with the others missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

Waltz will be buried in Armona, California. The date has yet to be determined.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Marine Corps Casualty Office at (800) 847-1597.

 

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

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Waltz’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XmILEA0.

 

//////

 

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: 28 July, 2021 07:29
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Massachusetts Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

1LT Redgate was accounted for in April 2020, but his family only recently received their full briefing of his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

July 28, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army 1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate, 24, of Brighton, Massachusetts, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for April 16, 2020.

                         

In late 1950, Redgate was a member of Battery A, 48th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 11, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. 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 Redgate’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), Y chromosome (Y-STR), and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Redgate’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.

 

Redgate will be buried Sept. 17, 2021, in Bourne, Massachusetts.

 

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

 

To see the most up-to-date statistics on DPAA recovery efforts for those unaccounted for from the Korean War, go to the Korean War fact sheet on the DPAA website at:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Resources/Fact-Sheets/Article-View/Article/569610/progress-on-korean-war-personnel-accounting/.

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Redgate’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000003nzcQEAQ.

 

//////

 

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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From: katherine rasdorf <krasdorf@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2021 9:30 AM
To: Bob Ousley <bousle19@comcast.net>
Subject: https://www.change.org/p/dpaa-identify-the-unknown-sailors-from-the-uss-arizona

 

https://www.change.org/p/dpaa-identify-the-unknown-sailors-from-the-uss-arizona

 

Navy Radioman 3rd Class Irvin F. Rise, who was 22 at the time of his death, was accounted for on June 5, 2020, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting ...
This undated photo provided by The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) shows Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. Hudson, of Stockton, ...
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, there are more than 7,700 American soldiers still missing from the Korean War...

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Friday that Navy Fireman 1st Class Kenneth E. Doernenburg, 23, was accounted for on ...

 
... but his family only recently received a full briefing on his identification, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said. The radar navigator assigned ...

 
... accounted for in late 2020, but his family only recently received a full briefing on his identification, the Defense POW /MIA Accounting Agency said.
This undated photo provided by The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency shows Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. Hudson, of Stockton. The remains ...
The Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum in Houlton – a Maine Memory Network Contributing Partner since 2003 – has 717 items and 13 ...

 
July 23, 2021
The remains have been identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), an agency that specializes in the recovery and identification ...

 
He was killed in action on Dec. 7, 1941. His remains were recently identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

 
7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday. Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E.

 
WASHINGTON-- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Army Tech. Sgt. Arthur W. Countryman, 37, of Plainfield, Illinois, killed ...
The next step, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), the office charged with finding and identifying missing U.S. service members just ...
But a team with the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency was granted permission in 2015 to exhume some of the unknown remains and ...

 
The U.S. Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday it had confirmed the remains of Navy Fireman 1st Class Kenneth E.

 
On Sept. 17, 1999 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day, that crypt was rededicated to honor all missing U.S. service members from the Vietnam War.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Friday that the remains of a sailor that was killed during World War II has been accounted ...
July 21, 2021
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), historians ... to Seoul and then to Pyongyang, where he died as a prisoner of war.

 
He was accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency a year later, after his remains were identified using DNA analysis and other ...

 
As of July 13, 2021, the National League of POW/MIA Families announced that there are now 1,584 veterans from the Vietnam War who are still ...

 
... service members from past wars and conflicts and bring them home to their loved ones is the mission of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
 
Lieutenant Krogman was one of over 2,600 Americans lost and unaccounted for during the Vietnam War. Now, thanks to the Defense POW/MIA ..

 
1, 2018, and were sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ... in action or prisoners of war during the Korean War in a Wall of Remembrance ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 23 July, 2021 15:39
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Wisconsin Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

July 23, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 1st Class Kenneth E. Doernenburg, 23, of Antigo, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 25, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Doernenburg 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 Doernenburg. 

 

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 Doernenburg.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Doernenburg’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used Y chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.

 

Doernenburg’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.

 

Doernenburg will be buried on Sept. 25, 2021, in his hometown.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Doernenburg’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeL4EAK.

 

//////

 

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: 23 July, 2021 12:42
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From South Dakota Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

EM2 Dill was accounted for back in January, but his family only just received their full briefing about his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

July 23, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Leaman R. Dill, 25, of Huron, South Dakota, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Jan. 4, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Dill. 

 

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.

Dill 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

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 Dill.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Dill’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.

 

Dill’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.

 

Dill will be buried on Aug. 23, 2021, in Sturgis, South Dakota.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Dill’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeL3EAK.

 

//////

 

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: 23 July, 2021 13:15
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From California Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Petty Officer 1st Class Hudson was accounted for last December, but his family only recently received their full briefing on his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

July 23, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Water Tender 1st Class Charles E. Hudson, 39, of Stockton, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 22, 2020.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Hudson 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 Hudson. 

 

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 Hudson.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Hudson’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y chromosome (Y-STR), and autosomal (auSTR) analysis.

 

Hudson’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.

 

Hudson will be buried on Sept. 10, 2021, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Hudson’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeLtEAK.

 

//////

 

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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Krogman's remains were identified in Laos on July 7, 2020, by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency after being located at the crash site the ...
Kapaun was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroics during the Battle of Unsan in 1950. The medal was presented to his family by President ...
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He was accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on ... then on to Pyongyang, where he died a prisoner of war, a release states.

 
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Not the best small talk I’d ever had. I let it pass as a punchline, a laughless one, and we remained pals....

 

July 19, 2021
Defense POW / MIA Accounting Office (DPAA) was accounted for on Thursday, and US Navy Firefighter Level 2 Ralph C. Boaz was accounted for on ...

 
Brockett's remains were turned over by North Korea on July 27, 2018. He was accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency a year later, ...
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July 17, 2021
Miraculously, a team from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency found Pitonyak's watch, his class ring, his teeth. Daniels asked if Massie wanted ...

 
Photo courtesy of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. TownNews.com Content Exchange.

 


 

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/16/politics/trevor-reed-transfer-family-statement/index.html


 
Family of Trevor Reed says he is being transferred to a Russian prison camp - CNNPolitics


 
July 16, 2021
Arthur was a World War II U.S. Army veteran who was killed in action on November 20, 1944. His body was not recovered. The Defense POW/MIA ...

 
"I think the POW-MIA flag, the gentleman took for himself. But the other one, I think they were just making a statement because he was a younger ...

“It is an honored and privileged thing for us to do,” Gilg said. ... He was awarded, posthumously, the Congressional Medal of Honor for his brave action ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency believes he was captured by ... and forcibly marched to Pyongyang, where he died as a prisoner of war.
White was accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) on Jan. 29, 2020 after his remains were identified using dental, ...
 

Four NAM POW stories in this new book....

In Vietnam 101: A Class Like No Other, weaves a rich tapestry of the stories of 12 Vietnam Veterans - four of them were NAM POWs (Tom Moe, Bill Bailey, Dan Glenn, and John Clark) - and the impact of their journey on College of the Ozarks students.

 
The harrowing and life-changing struggle that is war left an indelible mark on the Veterans – and now, through the Patriotic Education Travel Program, college students receive an unforgettable education that forever changes their perspective on the meaning of war, sacrifice, and freedom.
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All book proceeds go to support The Patriotic Education Travel Program. College of the Ozarks' unique Patriotic Education Travel Program sends Veterans and students back to the battlefields where the Veterans fought, which becomes a classroom like no other.
In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency excavated those burials at the Punchbowl and scientists used dental, anthropological and DNA ...
In 2015, the remains were disinterred and brought to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's lab at Offutt for identification using modern DNA ...
July 15, 2021
“I want to say the middle-aged gentleman was caught on camera and he took the POW/MIA flag off of our flag pole, left the ropes hanging, and took off.

 
In 2015, the DPAA (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency) reexamined his remains. His body was identified through the use of dental and ...
July 15, 2021
... executive Stephen Humphreys said all relevant finds will be hand-delivered to the American Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Hawaii and it ...

 
According to a press release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Ufford was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was ...

 
He was presumed dead, but because his body was never recovered, he was listed as unaccounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
Navy Sailor Level 2 Howard S. Magers, 18, was accounted for on December 17, and was announced by the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Office on ...
WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Louis N. Crosby, 18, of Orangeburg, South ...
The crew honored POW/MIA service members by unveiling a commemorative plaque and seat at the Dehler Park baseball stadium, home of the ...
17, 2020 through DNA analysis by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) forensic laboratory and laid to rest with full military honors.
July 13, 2021
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced July 7 that the remains of Army Cpl. Pete Conley, 19, of Chapmanville, were identified in June ...

 
Ellis, 23, of Hope, Arkansas, was recently identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. He was aboard the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941 ...
July 12, 2021
Well, buckle up. The U.S. Army and its team of scientists in the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency were studying the remains of unresolved American ...
The bracelets were part of a movement meant to show support for POWs, according to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Hock's ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Thursday it had accounted for Army Pfc. Louis N. Crosby, 18, of Orangeburg last year.
July 11, 2021
In 2015, the Department of Defense's POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed the USS Oklahoma's plots as part of agency's mission to account for as ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Thursday it had accounted for Army Pfc. Louis N. Crosby, 18, of Orangeburg last year. Crosby was ...
Washington (WTVF) — Defense POW / MIA Accounting Office or DPAA has announced the former World War II Army Private. Warren GH DeVault in .

 
... process that involved laboratory tests, historical research and anthropological analysis, according to the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ...
July 10, 2021
Battles of Boaz, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a statement. Battles, 25, was assigned to the USS Oklahoma when the battleship was ...

 
Smith was identified on April 16, 2020, and his family was called, said Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency spokesman Sean Everette. But due to ...
WASHINGTON (WTVF) — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency or the DPAA announced that former World War II Army Pvt. Warren G.H. DeVault ...

 
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency officials conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018 ...
July 9, 2021
Five years ago, almost seven decades later, a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency historian determined that an unidentified set of remains could ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says DNA testing and anthropological analysis were used to verify the remains of Navy Fireman 2nd Class ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Metalsmith 1st Class Leonard F. Smith, 29, of Albany, New York, killed ...

 
... to help the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identify the remains of the crew of the USS Oklahoma, which had been interred in the Halawa and ...
... the Department of Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency to conduct a field study in Germany at the site of a 1944 crash of a World War II airplane.

 
Other family members spoke about how they had submitted their DNA for testing to help the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identify the ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 8 July, 2021 12:14
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Alabama Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

July 8, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 2nd Class Ralph C. Battles, 25, of Boaz, Alabama, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 12, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Battles 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 Battles. 

 

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 Battles.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Battles’ 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.

 

Battles’ 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.

 

Battles will be buried on Aug. 28, 2021, in his hometown.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Battles’ personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeKGEA0.

 

//////

 

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: 8 July, 2021 15:50
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Tennessee Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Pvt. DeVault was accounted for back in Sept. 2020, but his family only recently received the full briefing on his identification, which is why this is going out now.

 

July 8, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Warren G.H. DeVault, 24, of Rhea, Tennessee, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 14, 2020.

 

In November 1944, DeVault was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Hürtgen, Germany, when he was reportedly killed in action on Nov. 20. DeVault could not be recovered because of the on-going fighting, and his remains were not recovered or identified.

 

Following the end of the war, the American Graves Registration Command was tasked with investigating and recovering missing American personnel in Europe. They conducted several investigations in the Hürtgen area between 1946 and 1950, but were unable to recover or identify DeVault’s remains. He was declared non-recoverable in January 1952.

 

While studying unresolved American losses in the Hürtgen area, a DPAA historian determined that one set of unidentified remains, designated X-5429 Neuville, recovered from the Hürtgen Forest in 1947 possibly belonged to DeVault. The remains, which had been buried in Ardennes American Cemetery in 1951, were disinterred in April 2019 and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for identification.

 

To identify DeVault’ remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.

 

DeVault’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Margarten, Netherlands, along with the others still missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

DeVault will be buried Aug. 14, 2021, in Dayton, Tennessee.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

DeVault’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XgQOEA0.

 

//////

 

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

July 9, 2021
... of the US Embassy in Hanoi Christopher Klein, and representatives from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and the US MIA Office in Hanoi.
Officials with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency say that Army Pfc. Louis N. Crosby, 18, of Orangeburg, South Carolina, killed during the Korean ...
... d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi Christopher Klein, and representatives from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, an agency within the ...

 
 

 
POW MIA tables have been placed around the city to remember those who are prisoners of war or missing in action. The city has been doing this ...
I'm really proud of him.” Navy Fireman 1st Class Neal K. Todd (Courtesy of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency). Of the 12 children ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency reports Marine Private First Class Henry E. Ellis of Roanoke was accounted for on Sept. 29, 2020.
July 9, 2021
The memorial will be a 7-foot-tall replica of a POW-MIA bracelet. Worn by millions of Americans during and after the Vietnam War, the bracelets each ...
July 8, 2021
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Army Pfc. Louis N. Crosby, 18, of Orangeburg was accounted for on April 21, some 70 years after he ...

 

 
 

 
POW, MIA soldier remains identified and returned home. Army private First Class Louis Crosby of Orangeburg was killed in the Korean War and ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that Navy Fireman 2nd Class Ralph C. Battles, 25, of Boaz, killed during World War II ...

 
On Thursday, The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Army Pvt. Warren G.H. DeVault, 24, of Rhea, Tenn. was accounted for Sept.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on July 8 that the remains of Navy Fireman 2nd Class Ralph C. Battles, age 25 of Boaz ...
DNA testing and anthropological analysis were used to verify the remains of Navy Fireman 2nd Class Ralph C. Battles of Boaz, the Defense POW/MIA ...

 
Much like the POW/MIA flag that honors prisoners of war and those missing in action, now is the time for the Purple Heart flag to be flown to honor ...

 
1 of 4 Gregory Berg, a case manager for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, discovered the fossilized gut contents of a Marine who died at ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that the remains of Army Cpl. Pete Conley, 19, of Chapmanville, were identified in ...

 
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... process that involved laboratory tests, historical research and anthropological analysis, according to the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
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The Defense POW / MIA Treasurer announced on Wednesday that Aussie was accounted for on September 14. “We are sad to know yet another ...
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It was many years later when a historian working for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (a part of the Dept. of Defense) realized a set of ...
 
July 7, 2021
WASHINGTON (WV News) — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that Army Cpl. Pete Conley, 19, of Chapmanville, ...

 
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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Wednesday that 22-year-old Marine Pfc. Henry E. Ellis of Roanoke, killed during the ...
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The Defense POW/MIA Account Agency announced on Wednesday that Marine Pfc. Henry Ellis of Roanoke, who was 22-years-old at his time of death ...

 
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Finding missing from Operation TIDAL WAVE   07/07/21 

 

July 6, 2021

Defense POW / MIA Accounting Office (DPAA) today is a Navy Firefighter 1st Class Robert J. Har, 25, in Dallas City, Illinois, who was killed during ...
... he spoke to around 25 curious bystanders outside the White House, including the parents of a Navy SEAL who sympathized with the Reeds' plight.

 
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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 7 July, 2021 08:50
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: West Virginia Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

Cpl. Conley was accounted for in June 2020, but his family only recently received their full briefing on his identification, which is why this release is being sent out now.

 

July 7, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Pete Conley, 19, of Chapmanville, West Virginia, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 5, 2020.

                         

In late 1950, Conley was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 12, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. 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 Conley’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.

 

Conley’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.

 

Conley will be buried in Pecks Hill, West Virginia. The date has yet to be determined.

 

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

 

To see the most up-to-date statistics on DPAA recovery efforts for those unaccounted for from the Korean War, go to the Korean War fact sheet on the DPAA website at:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Resources/Fact-Sheets/Article-View/Article/569610/progress-on-korean-war-personnel-accounting/.

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Conley’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000hKKmOEAW.

 

///////

 

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

 
July 4, 2021
Sean Everette, spokesman for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, said there were over 200 sets of remains contained in those 55 boxes.
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7, 1941. Japanese aircraft attacked his ship, the USS Oklahoma. Owsley was among 249 crewmen who died on the ship. The Defense POW/MIA ...
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... awarded the Medal of Honor, the Navy Bronze Star medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star and the Purple Heart Medal.

 

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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 1 July, 2021 16:03
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Illinois Accounted For From World War II

 

 

Greetings,

 

July 1, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 1st Class Robert J. Harr, 25, of Dallas City, Illinois, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 12, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Harr 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 Harr

 

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 Harr.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Harr’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.

 

Harr’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.

 

Harr will be buried on Aug. 14, 2021, in Rutledge, Missouri.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Harr’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeLZEA0.

 

//////

 

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: 1 July, 2021 08:34
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Missouri Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

July 1, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Gooch, 22, of Laclede, Missouri, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 14, 2020.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Gooch 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 Gooch. 

 

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, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu. In October 1949, a military board classified those who could not be identified as non-recoverable, including Gooch.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

­

To identify Gooch’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

Gooch’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.

 

Gooch will be buried Oct. 9, 2021, in his hometown.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Gooch’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XhBjEAK.

 

//////

 

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

July 2, 2021
Japanese aircraft attacked his ship, the USS Oklahoma. Owsley was among 249 crewmen who died on the ship. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting ...
... the American Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, and the local Arundel community to carry out an archaeological excavation of the crash site.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that Owsley was accounted for on Sept. 14. Owsley will be buried Aug. 5, 2021, in ...
... and other families for genetic comparison until the end of last year after the POW / MIA treasurer excavated the body from a common graveyard.
It was announced by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Thursday that Army Cpl. Richard L. Henderson Jr. of Lansing, New York, was now ...
A seven-foot-tall stainless-steel replica of the POW-MIA bracelet will forever be displayed downtown. It was custom-built through funds raised by ...
DeSantis this week signed a bill (SB 416) that will authorize a POW-MIA veterans bracelet memorial along South Monroe Street near the state Capitol.
July 1, 2021
... according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). On Dec. 7, 1941, Skaggs was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was ...
... remains, but Christian died in 2017, two years before Ashby's remains were identified with certainty by the Federal Accounting Agency POW / MIA.
... missing since World War II has been accounted for, recognized by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) after over 75 years. Marine ...
(WVNS) — Thanks to members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, the remains of ...
ANSTED, WV (WVNS) — Thanks to members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, ...
... War II are still unaccounted for, according to the US Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), which partners with AVAR on recovery efforts.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that Owsley was accounted for on Sept. 14. After World War II, the Central ..
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced June 18 that Army Cpl. Charles E. Lee, 18, killed during the Korean War, was ...
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... Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – A High Plains Marine considered missing since World War II has been accounted for, recognized by the Defense POW/MIA ...
June 30, 2021
Paradis was among those classified as non-recoverable. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed some of the remains for analysis.
(KVII) — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Wednesday Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. J.L. Hancock, 21, of McLean, who was ...
(WTVQ/Press Release) – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that Navy Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Alphard S.
WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. J.L. Hancock, 21, of McLean, ...
Archaeologists and American Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency staff work to recover the remains of an American bomber crew, whose aircraft ...
The remains found at the site were transferred to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii.
... Two are still unaccounted for, according to the US Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), which partners with AVAR on recovery efforts.
In 1949, a military board classified those who could not be identified as un-recoverable, including Owsley. In June 2015 the Defense POW/MIA ...

https://www.breitbart.com/local/2021/06/29/scout-taps-veterans-support-people-cared/

Scout Who Played Taps Every Night for Veterans Continues Support: ‘I Wanted to Show Them People Cared’

When veterans began dying of the coronavirus at the New Jersey Veterans Home in Paramus, Alex Saldana, a Scout with Oradell’s Troop 36, wanted to offer his support.

In 2020, each evening for a month the teenager played taps on his trumpet outside the home to honor those who passed away and comfort the other residents, NorthJersey.com reported Saturday...
 

_________________________________

From "ZoomiEnews," The Association of Graduates newsletter:

The 2021 reunion of former prisoners of war (POWs) was conducted in Colorado Springs last week. Approximately a dozen former POWs from the Vietnam era were on hand for a tour of the United States Air Force Academy on June 17.
 
July 2, 2021
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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 30 June, 2021 10:10
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New York Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

June 30, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Walter A. Smead, 24, of Hadley, New York, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for March 16, 2021.

                         

In late 1950, Smead was a member of Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, after his unit was attacked by enemy forces as they attempted to withdraw near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. 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 Smead’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), Y chromosome (Y-STR), and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Smead’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.

 

Smead will be buried Sept. 20, 2021, in Schuylerville, New York.

 

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

 

To see the most up-to-date statistics on DPAA recovery efforts for those unaccounted for from the Korean War, go to the Korean War fact sheet on the DPAA website at: https://www.dpaa.mil/Resources/Fact-Sheets/Article-View/Article/569610/progress-on-korean-war-personnel-accounting/

 

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, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa  or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Smead’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000VJlGdEAL.

 

//////

 

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 June, 2021 12:13
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: CORRECTION: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Kentucky Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

CORRECTION: The Sailor’s hometown has been updated from the version sent out recently.

 

June 30, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Alphard S. Owsley, 23, of Paris, Kentucky, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 14, 2020.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Owsley 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 Owsley. 

 

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, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu. In October 1949, a military board classified those who could not be identified as non-recoverable, including Owsley.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

­

To identify Owsley’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Owsley’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.

 

Owsley will be buried Aug. 5, 2021, in his hometown.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Owsley’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XhSkEAK.

 

//////

 

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

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9739123/Crews-partial-human-remains-1952-Alaska-crash.html
 

 

Crews unearthed 460 bags of remains and 100 bags of personal items from a military transport flight that crashed into an Alaskan mountain in 1952.


 

 
 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9740409/American-veterans-dig-Sussex-field-Air-Force-B-24-bomber-crashed.html
 

 

A B-24 Liberator was shot up by anti-aircraft fire during a bombing raid on a German airfield near Versailles on June 22, 1944, and managed to limp back across the Channel before it crashed.


 


 

June 30, 2021
Archaeologists and American Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency staff work to recover the remains of. Image: The excavation is looking to find the ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that Army Corporal Walter Smead of Hadley was accounted for on March 16.
However, nearly 70 years later, he was accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, after his remains were identified using dental and ...
... a partnership between the the US Government's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and American Veterans Archaeological Recovery, ...
Remember, our state flies the POW/MIA flat over all of our state buildings. Shame on the Union Leader. JOHN 'JACK' BARNES. Raymond.
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The Defense POW/MIA Agency announced that US Army Air Force's 1st Lt. Robert Parker, 23, of Lansing, Michigan killed during WWII was accounted ...

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Sister of last American hostage held by Taliban begs Biden: 'Get my brother home' - ABC News


 
... help identify the body, but Christian died in 2017, two years before Ashby's body was reliably identified by the Federal POW / MIA Accounting Office...
June 29, 2021
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) hosted the two honorable carry ceremonies to return the remains and pay tribute to the 429 Sailors ...
 

https://www.audacy.com/connectingvets/news/fort-hood-solider-missing-family-says-something-not-right

06/28/2021
 

Fort Hood solider goes missing, his family says something's not right

...Officials say Salas, who is from El Paso, may be driving a white Dodge Dart with a Texas license plate NFP-2796 and may be in the San Antonio area.

Military Police are asking for information on Salas. If you see Salas or have information regarding his whereabouts, contact the Fort Hood military police desk at (254) 288-1131...

JUNE 28, 2021 

 
June 28, 2021
https://www.newsnationnow.com/ap-international/moscow-court-rejects-appeal-from-imprisoned-american/

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Monday rejected an imprisoned American’s appeal against his nine-year sentence for assaulting police officers.

The Moscow City Court upheld the sentence issued last year by a lower court, which convicted Trevor Reed for an altercation in August 2019 in Moscow, where he was studying Russian and visiting his girlfriend.

“I regret that the appellate court has not corrected this gross injustice, but it does not in any way affect the seriousness with which I and the U.S. government will continue to pursue this matter for Trevor to get him released so that he can go home and be with his family,” U.S. Ambassador John Sullivan told reporters outside the court after attending the hearing....


 
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On Thursday 22 June 1944, Consolidated Liberator B-24H '42-94826' took off from its base at Halesworth in Suffolk, UK to take part in a tactical bombing mission (8th Air Force mission 432) along with 42 other aircraft of the 2nd Bomb division attacking the airfield at St-Cyr to the SW of Paris.

The aircraft sustained severe damage caused by anti-aircraft fire whilst attacking the target. The only operable controls were one rudder and elevator. The pilots and crew managed to nurse the aircraft back to the British Coast. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, the aircraft crashed at Park Farm near Arundel in West Sussex. Seven of the crew of ten managed to successfully bail out of the aircraft. Three were killed as a result of the aircraft crashing. Two members of the crew who were killed are still listed as missing in action (MIA)

42-94826 Crew
● Pilot: 2ⁿd. Lieutenant William B. Montgomery (MIA) 0-693305
● Co-pilot: Flight Officer John j. Crowther (KIA) T-61828
● Engineer: T/Sergeant John Holoka Jnr (MIA) 2020757
● Navigator: 2ⁿd Lieutenant Herbert K. King 0-703753
● Radio Operator: Sergeant Joseph A. Foley 15342155
● Bombardier: 2ⁿd Lieutenant D. M. Henderson 0-698556
● Tail Gunner: Staff Sergeant Edwin j. Sumner 34118576
● Ball turret gunner: Staff Sergeant Pearl Toothman Jnr 6991895
● Waist Gunner: Staff Sergeant Richard M. Rodriguez 39280404
● Waist Gunner: Staff Sergeant Aaron D. Roper

2ⁿd Lieutenant D. M. Henderson positively identified front row second from left. Flight Officer John j. Crowther front row far right. 2ⁿd. Lieutenant William B. Montgomery front row second from right. 2ⁿd Lieutenant Herbert K. King front row first left. Staff Sergeant Richard M. Rodriguez (believed) second row far right. Others as yet remain unidentified. Courtesy Kenneth Whitehead

Killed In Action (remains were repatriated and interred in the USA)
F/O John J. Crowther
Missing in Action
2nd, Lt, William B. Montgomery
T/Sgt. John Holoka, Jr.

Read More here - http://www.commandpostmedia.com/Arundel%20B24%20Crash%20...

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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 22 June, 2021 12:36
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Michigan Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

June 22, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Philip T. Hoogacker, 23, of Detroit, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for April 16, 2021.

 

In July 1950, Hoogacker was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment. He was reported missing in action on July 27 after his unit was attacked near Anui, South Korea. He was last seen after receiving first aid for a minor shrapnel wound. DPAA historians believe Hoogacker was captured by the Korean People’s Army and forcibly marched to Seoul and then on to Pyongyang, where he died as a prisoner of war.

 

In the fall of 1954, United Nations Command struck a deal with North Korea and China regarding the recovery and return of war dead to their rightful nations. This agreement, known as Operation GLORY, took place between Sept. 1 and Oct. 30, 1954. A set of remains, later labeled Unknown X-16833, was returned with three other sets of remains from a group burial. Two of the sets of remains were identified by the Central Identification Unit in Kokura, Japan, but the other two, including X-16833, couldn’t be identified. They were sent to Hawaii and interred with the rest of the Korean War recovered but unidentified remains as Unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.

 

In April 2018, during Phase 1 of the Korean War Disinterment Project, X-16833 was disinterred from the Punchbowl and transferred to the DPAA Laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii for analysis.

 

To identify Hoogacker’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

 

Hoogacker will be buried July 23, 2021, in Livonia, Michigan.

 

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

 

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

 

To see the most up-to-date statistics on DPAA recovery efforts for those unaccounted for from the Korean War, go to the Korean War fact sheet on the DPAA website at:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Resources/Fact-Sheets/Article-View/Article/569610/progress-on-korean-war-personnel-accounting/.

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Hoogacker’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000001VDHEA2.

 

//////

 

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: 22 June, 2021 15:22
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Connecticut Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

The below service member was accounted for in August 2020, but his family just had their full briefing on his accounting, which is why this release is going out now.

 

June 22, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. John E. Hurlburt, 26, of Madison, Connecticut, killed during World War II, was accounted for Aug. 19, 2020.

 

In July 1944, Hurlburt was a member of the 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division. He was killed July 7 during a massive Japanese attack against the 105th on the island of Saipan. His remains were not known to have been recovered.

 

Remains labeled as Unknown X-20 were first reported as buried in the 27th Infantry Division Cemetery. The remains were initially disinterred in March 1948, and officials found Hurlburt’s identification tags in the grave. However, the American Graves Registration Service later concluded that X-20 was not Hurlburt, and the remains were buried at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines on June 15, 1950.

 

After thorough research, DPAA historians concluded X-20 was possibly associated one of eight service members, including Hurlburt. On Dec. 6, 2018, Unknown X-20 was disinterred and sent to the DPAA Laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for analysis.

 

To identify Hurlburt’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

Hurlburt’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 World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

Hurlburt will be buried Aug. 14, 2021, in New Haven, Connecticut.

 

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

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Hurlburt’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe2OEAS.

 

//////

 

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

Welcome HOME Sgt. Hurlburt!

 

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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 15 June, 2021 14:53
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From West Virginia Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

June 15, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Patternmaker 1st Class Stanislaw F. Drwall, 25, of Thomas, West Virginia, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 25, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Drwall 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 Drwall. 

 

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 Drwall.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Drwall’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 chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.

 

Drwall’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.

 

Drwall will be buried on Aug. 5, 2021, in his hometown.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Drwall’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeL8EAK.

 

//////

 

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: 15 June, 2021 12:13
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Missouri Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

June 15, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Russell O. Ufford, 17, of Kansas City, Missouri, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 11, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Ufford 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 Ufford. 

 

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 Ufford.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Ufford’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

Ufford’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.

 

Ufford will be buried on July 16, 2021, in Salisbury, North Carolina.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Ufford’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XgB2EAK.

 

//////

 

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

 

June 15, 2021
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A Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency member carries buckets through the mud during a recovery mission in Belgium, May 26, 2021. During the...

 
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June 12, 2021
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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) said 19-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Carlyle Blanton was from Richmond. In October of 1944 ..
 
The Defense POW / MIA Accounting Office (DPAA) announced on September 28, 2020 that the Navy gunner's Mate Class 3 Shell Beat Redway was ...
June 11, 2021
The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Brown a release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says.

 
WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 1st Class Warren C. Gillette, 21, of Klamath ...

The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratory ...

The Defense POW / MIA Accounting Office (DPAA) has been working for several years to identify the bodies of 429 seafarers who died in Oklahoma.

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 11 June, 2021 14:21
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Montana Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

June 11, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 1st Class Wesley J. Brown, 25, of Helena, Montana, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 22, 2020.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Brown 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 Brown. 

 

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 Brown.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Brown’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 chromosome (Y-STR) analysis.

 

Brown’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.

 

Brown will be buried on Aug. 28, 2021, in Smithland, Iowa.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Brown’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeKWEA0.

 

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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: 11 June, 2021 13:07
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor From Oregon Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

The following service member was accounted for by our lab in 2019, but this release is going out now because the family just recently received the full details of his accounting.

 

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June 11, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 1st Class Warren C. Gillette, 21, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Jan. 17, 2019.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Gillette 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 Gillette.

 

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 Gillette.

 

Between June and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Gillette’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used Y chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.

 

Gillette’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.

 

Gillette will be buried on July 12, 2021, in Eagle Point, Oregon.

 

For family and funeral information, contact the Navy Service Casualty office at (800) 443-9298.

 

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

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Gillette’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XhC3EAK.

 

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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

June 10, 2021
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A Missouri Army sergeant, missing in action since 1950, has now been accounted for, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
 
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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 9 June, 2021 08:51
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Virginia Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

June 9, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Staff Sgt. Raymond C. Blanton, 19, of Richmond, Virginia, killed during World War II, was accounted for April 23, 2020.

 

In October 1944, Blanton was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Germeter, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, when he was killed in action on Oct. 14. Blanton could not be recovered because of the on-going fighting.

 

Following the end of the war, the American Graves Registration Command was tasked with investigating and recovering missing American personnel in Europe. They conducted several investigations in the Hürtgen area between 1946 and 1950, but were unable to recover or identify Blanton’ remains. He was declared non-recoverable in 1951.

 

While studying unresolved American losses in the Hürtgen area, a DPAA historian determined that one of two sets of unidentified remains, designated X-4491 Neuville and X-4492 Neuville, recovered comingled from Raffelsbrand sector of the Hürtgen Forest near Germeter in 1946, possibly belonged to Blanton. The remains, which had been buried in Ardennes American Cemetery in 1950, were disinterred in September 2017 and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for identification.

 

To identify Blanton’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

Blanton’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Margarten, Netherlands, along with the others still missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

Blanton will be buried July 1, 2021 in his hometown.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Blanton’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001DVBNCEA5.

 

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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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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 7 June, 2021 10:11
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Missouri Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

June 7, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. Lloyd A. Alumbaugh, 21, of Jasper, Missouri, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for April 21, 2020.

                   

In late 1950, Alumbaugh was a member of Ambulance Company, 7th Medical Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. 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 Alumbaugh’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) analysis.

 

Alumbaugh’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.

 

Alumbaugh will be buried June 25, 2021, in Reeds, Missouri.

 

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

 

To see the most up-to-date statistics on DPAA recovery efforts for those unaccounted for from the Korean War, go to the Korean War fact sheet on the DPAA website at:

https://www.dpaa.mil/Resources/Fact-Sheets/Article-View/Article/569610/progress-on-korean-war-personnel-accounting/.

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Alumbaugh’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000003Pr8fEAC.

 

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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: 7 June, 2021 11:13
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: West Virginia Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

June 7, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. John J. Sitarz, 19, of Weirton, West Virginia, killed during World War II, was accounted for May 27, 2020.

 

In November 1944, Sitarz was assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Germeter, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, when he was declared missing in action on Nov. 2. Sitarz could not be recovered because of the on-going fighting, and his status was changed to killed in action on Nov. 3, 1945.

 

Following the end of the war, the American Graves Registration Command was tasked with investigating and recovering missing American personnel in Europe. They conducted several investigations in the Hürtgen area between 1946 and 1950, but were unable to recover or identify Sitarz’ remains. He was declared non-recoverable in 1951.

 

While studying unresolved American losses in the Hürtgen area, a DPAA historian determined that one set of unidentified remains, designated X-2785 Neuville, recovered from a minefield west of Germeter in 1946 possibly belonged to Sitarz. The remains, which had been buried in Ardennes American Cemetery in 1949, were disinterred in 2018 and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for identification.

 

To identify Sitarz’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y chromosome DNA (Y-STR), and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Sitarz’s name is recorded on the Tablets of the Missing at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) site in Hombourg, Belgium, along with the others still missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

Sitarz will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, at a date yet to be determined.

 

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

 

DPAA is grateful to the ABMC and to the U.S. Army Regional Mortuary-Europe/Africa for their partnership in this mission.

 

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 https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Sitarz’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000LlUgEAK.

 

//////

 

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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June 7, 2021
 
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