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AMERICANS IDENTIFIED SINCE 1989
WWII, KOREA, COLD WAR

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Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Jan 2006 - May 2007

June 2007 - Dec 2008


Jan 2009 - June 2009

June 2009 -Dec 2010

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Jan 2020-Dec 2020

Jan 2021 - July 2021
 

 

2021
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Stories and Press Releases below chart

Research sites: 

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

2021

Member Rank First and Last Name Service Unit Lost Location Date Announced Funeral Date Funeral Location
1st Lt. Richard W. Horrigan U.S. Army Air Forces 22nd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force 4/19/1945 Germany 8/25/2021    
Electrician's Mate 1st Class Harvey C. Herber U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/25/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Edward E. Talbert U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/25/2021    
Machinist's Mate 1st Class Harold F. Carney U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/12/2021    
Pfc. Charles R. Taylor U.S. Marine Corps USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/11/2021    
Sgt. Larry S. Wassil U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division 12/28/1944 Bergstein, Germany 8/10/2021    
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Herman Schmidt U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/10/2021    
2nd Lt. Henry D. Mitchell U.S. Army Air Forces 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force 7/8/1944 Austria 8/6/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Biacio Casola U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/3/2021    
Capt. Nando A. Cavalieri U.S. Army Air Forces 324th Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force 2/3/1945 Berlin, Germany 8/2/2021    
Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Helms U.S. Army Company E, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 10/2/1944 Katerbosch, Netherlands 7/30/2021    
Pvt. Emmet W. Schwartz U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division 12/27/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 7/30/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Harold W. Lindsey U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/28/2021    
Pfc. William L. Groh, Jr. U.S. Army Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 11/13/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 7/23/2021    
Pvt. Andrew J. Ladner U.S. Army 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 11/30/1942 Sanananda, Papua 7/23/2021    
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jack A. Breedlove U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/2021 Pearl Harbor 7/23/2021    
1st Lt. Alan E. Petersen U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 7/22/2021    
Pvt. Stephen C. Mason U.S. Army Headquarters Co., 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 11/3/1944 Beek, Netherlands 7/22/2021    
Pfc. Berton J. McQueen U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 11/23/1944 Clefcy, France 7/22/2021    
Pfc. Bill Morrison U.S. Army Company G, 2nd Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/8/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 7/21/2021    
1st Lt. James E. Wright U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division 9/10/1944 Dornot, France 7/20/2021    
Pfc. Glenn F. White U.S. Marine Corps Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 7/7/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Arthur R. Thinnes U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/6/2021    
Storekeeper 1st Class Harry E. Walker U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/6/2021    
Pfc. Morris E. Swackhammer U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 11/22/1944 Fraize, France 7/6/2021    
2nd Lt. Anel B. Shay, Jr. U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 7/1/2021    
Sgt. Bernard J. Sweeney, Jr. U.S. Army Company I, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division 12/16/1944 Germany 6/21/2021    
Chief Machinist's Mate Ralph A. Derrington U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/21/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Donald A. Stott U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/21/2021    
1st Lt. Jack K. Wood U.S. Army Air Forces 344th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 6/18/2021    
Seaman 1st Class David F. Tidball U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/18/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Walter S. Belt, Jr. U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/18/2021    
Cpl. Charles E. Lee U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/20/1950 South Korea 6/18/2021    
Tech. Sgt. Arthur W. Countryman U.S. Army Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 11/20/2021 Hürtgen, Germany 6/17/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Malcolm J. Barber U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/16/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Leroy K. Barber U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/16/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class Randolph H. Barber U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/16/2021    
Chief Water Tender Claude White U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/15/2021    
Sgt. Elwood M. Truslow U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 6/11/2021    
Cpl. Kenneth R. Foreman U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 6/9/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Walter R. Pentico U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/4/2021    
1st Lt. Myles W. Esmay U.S. Army Company B, 236th Engineer Combat Battalion, reinforcing the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) 6/7/1944 Myitkyina, Burma 6/3/2021    
Musician 2nd Class Charlton H. Ferguson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/18/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Raymond D. Boynton U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/18/2021    
Cmdr. Paul C. Charvet U.S. Naval Reserve Attack Squadron 215, USS Bon Homme Richard 3/21/1967 Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam 5/14/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Everett C. Titterington U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/14/2021    
Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Leaman R. Dill U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/14/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Robert J. Harr U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/11/2021    
Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Charles D. Brown U.S. Navy USS West Virginia 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/11/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class William K. Shafer U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/11/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Russell O. Ufford U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/30/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Charles L. Saunders U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/28/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class Ralph C. Battles U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/28/2021    
Fireman 3rd Class Harry R. Holmes U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/27/2021    
Lt. Cmdr. Hugh R. Alexander U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/27/2021    
Musician 2nd Class Lloyd P. Wiegand U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/23/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Walter C. Stein U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/21/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Kenneth E. Doernenburg U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/21/2021    
2nd Lt. Ernest N. Vienneau U.S. Army Air Forces 340th Bombardment Squadron, 97th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force 11/6/1944 Vis Island, Croatia 4/20/2021    
Water Tender 1st Class Charles E. Hudson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/20/2021    
Pfc. Philip T. Hoogacker U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment 7/27/1950 Anui, South Korea 4/19/2021    
Patternmaker 1st Class Stanislaw F. Drwall U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/14/2021    
Radioman 3rd Class Charles A. Montgomery U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/9/2021    
Mess Attendant 1st Class Octavius Mabine U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/5/2021    
Pfc. Raymond A. Smith U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 4/1/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Neal K. Todd U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/1/2021 7/10/2021 Akeley, MN
Water Tender 1st Class Milo E. Phillips U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/30/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Wilbur F. Ballance U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/24/2021 12/3/2021 Honolulu, HI
Fireman 1st Class Harold E. Bates U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/24/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Elmer P. Lawrence U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/24/2021    
Signalman 1st Class Eugene M. Skaggs U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/24/2021    
Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class George L. Paradis U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/22/2021    
Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Everett R. Stewart U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/18/2021    
Pfc. Jack E. Hill U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company D, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 3/18/2021    
Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas J. Valentine U.S. Army Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 3/17/2021    
Cpl. Walter A. Smead U.S. Army Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 3/17/2021    
Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Leslie P. Delles U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/17/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class Carl M. Bradley U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/15/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Denis H. Hiskett U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/15/2021    
1st Lt. Robert Parker U.S. Army Air Forces 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group 11/15/1943 New Guinea 3/15/2021    
Signalman 3rd Class Austin H. Hesler U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/10/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Michael Malek U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/10/2021    
Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun U.S. Army 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 5/23/1951 North Korea 3/5/2021 9/29/2021 Wichita, Kansas
Pfc. Juan F. Gutierrez U.S. Army 200th Coast Artillery Regiment 11/19/1942 Cabanatuan, Philippines 3/3/2021    
Pvt. Lyle W. Reab U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/9/1944 Vossenack, Germany 2/25/2021 6/8/2021 Aurora, Nebraska
Pfc. J.L. Hancock U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 2/24/2021    
Pfc. Michaux Turbeville U.S. Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 2/17/2021    
Cpl. Paul Mitchem U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/7/1950 Ch'onan, South Korea 2/17/2021    
Fireman 1st Class William D. Tucker U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/17/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class David Clark, Jr. U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/10/2021    
Ship's Cook 3rd Class Robert Goodwin U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/10/2021 5/14/2021 Topeka, KS
Fireman 1st Class James W. Davenport, Jr. U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/10/2021    
Boilermaker 1st Class William E. Blanchard U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/9/2021 6/7/2021 Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Seaman 1st Class Wallace G. Mitchell U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/5/2021    
Pfc. John F. Middleswart U.S. Marine Corps USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/4/2021 6/8/2021 San Diego
Radioman 3rd Class Theodore Q. Jensen U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/3/2021 6/2/2021 Delta, UT
Seaman 2nd Class Howard S. Magers U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/2/2021    
Radioman 3rd Class Earl M. Ellis U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021 7/15/2021 Eureka, CA
Shipfitter 3rd Class Robert E. Bailey U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Gerald J. Bailey U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Beoin H. Corzatt U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Wesley J. Brown U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Water Tender 1st Class Oliver K. Burger U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Tech. Sgt. Frank A. Norris U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 1/22/2021    
Pvt. Alevin A. Hathaway U.S. Army Company E, 2nd Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division 11/6/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 1/22/2021    
Tech. Sgt. Alfred F. Turgeon U.S. Army Air Forces 344th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 1/14/2021   Shoreline, WA
Pfc. William J. Sharp U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. 7/24/1950 Hwanggon, South Korea 12/23/2020    
Cpl. Roy H. Thomas U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 12/23/2020    

List posted 08/29/2021

 
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

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 20 September, 2021 13:54
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - New York Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

1st Lt. Mazzulla was accounted for in May 2020, but the family only recently received their full briefing on his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

Sept. 20, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army 1st Lt. Anthony R. Mazzulla, 26, of the Bronx, New York, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for May 28, 2020.

                         

In late 1950, Mazzulla was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, after a fighting withdrawal 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 Mazzulla’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 Y chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.

 

Mazzulla’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.

 

Mazzulla will be buried in Cranston, Rhode Island. 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.

 

Mazzulla’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000001X7K4EAK.

 

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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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Subject: Video: Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony for POW/MIA's 2021
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 03:37:43 +0000 (UTC)
From: Darrell Gilgan <gilgand@yahoo.com>
To: Darrell Gilgan <gilgand@yahoo.com>

 
Hi Everyone,
 
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(Copy & paste the web address above or click on the address or the video title below. Clicking on screen below will play in small format.)

 

 
    The video will also be shown on the public access channels of Comcast and Charter cable television at various times in many states. Please check your local listings.
 
    Thank you for remembering and honoring those left behind and the families who love them!
 
    If you have any problems accessing the video, please email us back, Darrell & Linda
 
 
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Subject: Only American Female Service Member Captured by the Germans
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Subject: Only American Female Service Member Captured by the German

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... France, just days after Allied forces invaded, the Nelson was struck by an enemy torpedo, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

 
... according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). The 20-year-old Jordan was among 24 crew members either killed or unaccounted for.

 
He posthumously received the Silver Star for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity.” Following the war, the US government centralized all the ...

“And I mean not only the POW/MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, ... of some government officials who are responsible for resolving the POW/MIA issue.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that U.S. Army Pfc. Berton J. McQueen was accounted for July 9, 2021.

 
... the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. Graham's full profile can be viewed at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency website.

 
In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns for scientific analysis and possible identification, ...

 
The remains stayed there until 2019, when officials with the POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) linked the remains with McQueen following historical ...

 
In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed remains from the USS Oklahoma for scientific analysis and possible identification, ...
... according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). ... who are listed as prisoners of war or missing in action from designated past conflicts, ...

 
WASHINGTON — The body of Wesley E. Graham from Watervliet, Michigan, was never identified after he was killed in World War II, but the Defense POW/MIA ...

 
More than 2,500 POWs perished in this camp during the war. ... Common Grave 225 were disinterred and sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified the remains of U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Wesley Graham, 21, of Watervliet on June 5 and those of ...
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 1st Class Wesley E. Graham, 21, of Watervliet, Michigan, killed during World ...

 
Personnel from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency began exhuming the rest of the remains from the cemetery for analysis. Four years ago, Ness and all of ...

 
His remains were eventually sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's lab at Offut Air Force Base Nebraksa for identification.

 
NEWTON COUNTY - On March 4, 2019, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that they had identified the remains of Seaman First Class (SEA1) ...

 
Personnel from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency began exhuming the rest of the remains from the cemetery for analysis.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Tuesday, August 7, 2021, that the remains of two sailors from Michigan had been identified and will ...
 
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Two 9/11 victims identified just days before 20th anniversary of attacks

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Hempstead resident Dorothy Morgan and a man whose name is being withheld at the request of his family were identified using high-tech DNA testing, the city Medical Examiner’s Office announced....

 

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September 7, 2021
 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified the remains of U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Wesley Graham, 21, of Watervliet on June 5 and those of Seaman ...

 
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More than 2,500 POWs were killed in this camp during WWII. ... Joint Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency lab for analysis.
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The solving of the mystery has been taken on by the US government agency DPAA (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency) and the University of Wrocław.
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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 7 September, 2021 12:57
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - USS Oklahoma Sailor From Michigan Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Seaman Graham was accounted from in June 2020, but his family only recently had their full briefing on his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

Sept. 7, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 1st Class Wesley E. Graham, 21, of Watervliet, Michigan, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 5, 2020.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Graham 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 Graham. 

 

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 Graham.

 

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

­

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

 

Graham’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.

 

Graham will be buried Oct. 27, 2021, in Augusta, Michigan.

 

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.

 

Graham’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeLOEA0.

 

//////

 

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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Subject: Symposium: Why We Left Our POWs Behind | Frontpagemag
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2021 19:28:11 -0700
From: Luck Patterson <luck.patterson@yahoo.com>

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/04/symposium-why-we-left-our-pows-behind-frontpagemagcom/

 

Symposium: Why We Left Our POWs Behind -  Our distinguished experts tell the tragic and unconscionable inside story.

 

 
Indeed, we pay tribute to those who never returned -- and, of course, also to their suffering families. In honor of this sacred day, Frontpage has deemed it important to run Jamie Glazov's Symposium Why We Left Our POWs Behind. Four distinguished experts tell a tragic and unconscionable inside story. We hope that our leadership and citizens will take serious action on this issue. We will always remember and we will never forget.....
 
September 5, 2021
His body was buried in Common Grave 225 outside the POW camp. ... when they were sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratory at Joint Base ...

 
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    ...
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Subject: Ordering information for Korean War Project Remembrance Book 1950-1953
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2021 17:17:06 +0300
From: Korean War Project <tbarker@kwp.org>

 
 

Korean War Project Remembrance 1950-1953 Hardback book

Hal and I have 500 books delivered. Hal has been making and packing boxes in our garage. This email is going to all of our visitors who have requested to be on our Reservation Listing or interested in obtaining more information about the book. 

245 of the 500 books have been reserved. Each person on the Reservation List has the right of first refusal and each reserved copy will be kept for that  person unless order is rescinded.

We sent out an email to all the 245 people who reserved a copy. Today we are sending to all the rest of the 500 folks who have expressed interest.

The image of the open book, above, is of the casualty book. Both Hal and I want everyone to understand that the book is not a narrative-based book. It is a linear listing of US Forces war deaths of women and men.

The categories are:

A1 Hostile, Died (KIA)
A2 Hostile, Died of Wounds (DOW)
A3 Hostile, Died While Missing (MIA)
A4 Hostile, Died While Captured (POW)
C1 Non-hostile, Died Other Causes
C3 Non-hostile, Aircraft Crash

 

We have spent almost 30 years working this project. Veterans, family members, active duty or reserve personnel, researchers, historians, numbering in the thousands have filled in gaps in the original NARA and DOD archives used as a starting point in 1992. 

The following web page link describes the book in detail. That page also describes very early efforts by others who were working on casualties at about the same time as both of us. 

This book is the result of over 30 years of research to correct errors and omission in the official Department of Defense databases.

This is the story of the Korean War Project Remembrance casualty file. See link:

Note: some of our visitors continue to have issues accessing the website. Do let us know if that is the case.

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Packages will be sent by USPS Media Mail.  Delivery can be between 2 to 9 days per USPS guidelines.  This applies to US deliveries which includes Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

If the package needs to be sent "rush mode" or overseas (Europe, Korea, Canada, Mexico, etc.) arrangements can be made with Ted Barker. 


ORDERING:

Several of you have already sent us information about ordering.  Whether you order by letter or our online option, be sure to tell us the exact mailing address, email for tracking, primary phone number to assist in delivery tracking.  

A form to be downloaded from the website for mail-in orders is found below.  You may also see the text ordering information below.

A few orders for two copies request shipping to two separate addresses.  Pricing for those will be the same for single orders.  Both may be paid as one order.  We do need both shipping addresses to properly deliver the book(s).

Most of our orders will be one book per request. Several orders are for two shipped to one address.

A couple orders are for four or 5 books.  We do not have boxes to support 20lbs weight or more. Those orders can be divided into single or double boxes.  We do not have online order forms for those requests.

Orders of 3,4, 5 can be handled by Ted Barker by email, letter or phone.

If you choose our online option, be sure to give us your shipping address if it is different than the credit card billing address.  You can choose to use your own PayPal account for the transaction. Most of you should check the "Check out as Guest" option. 

NOTE:  many USPS delivery areas have Box or PO Box deliveries.  Be sure to let us know if that is the case.

ONLINE OPTION:

The blue links below will take you directly to online ordering with our PayPal account. We have been using PayPal since 2004.

If you do not wish to have transactions through PayPal, Ted Barker can assist over the phone through Merchant Services.  Email or call Ted.

Enter your email address and click either option to continue. Underneath the "Billing Address" blocks is a check box. If your shipping address is not the same as billing address, simply uncheck the box and continue to fill in shipping address.

USPS Option

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Payable to:  Korean War Project

One book: $58.00 includes all shipping costs. (US orders only)
 

Two books: $110.00 includes all shipping costs (US orders only) mailed to one address.
 

Two books:  $116.00 includes all shipping costs (US orders only) mailed to different addresses.
 

Link to form: 
 

Questions can be directed to us, see below for email and phone.  

Quick link to Ted Barker by email:  tbarker@kwp.org

 

September 2, 2021
 
More than 2,500 prisoners of war perished in this camp during the war. ... Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, ...
 
 
Scientists from the Defense P-O-W/M-I-A Accounting Agency and Armed Forces Medical Examiner used dental and anthropological analysis to identify his remains in ...

 

Rescue crews are still searching for five missing sailors a day after a US Navy helicopter crashed in the ocean off Southern California near an aircraft ...
WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on Thursday that Navy Fireman 1st Class Walter S. Belt, Jr., 25, of Cleveland, Kan., ...
More than 2,500 POWs perished in this camp during the war. ... disinterred and sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency laboratory at Joint Base Pearl ...

 
The remains of a World War II soldier from Jersey City have finally been identified, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

 
According to Ally Rodriguez, the town's director of veteran's services, the overnight POW/MIA vigil aims to remember and honor those who were prisoners of war ...
September 1, 2021
These women are the force behind the POW/MIA flag. Origins. In 1966, a group of wives, whose husbands had been reported missing or taken prisoner in Vietnam, ...

 
By presidential proclamation, National POW/MIA Recognition Day is to be observed annually on the third Friday in September. "This National Day of Recognition ...

 
Among them was Mason, who was awarded the Silver Star after his death. Years later, historians with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) began to ...
September 1, 2021
In a 1994 essay, Schanberg argued that live POWs were "not conspiracy theory ... Today, POW/MIA flags continue to be flown at many federal installations and ...
WASHINGTON – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on Monday that Army Cpl. Charles E. Hiltibran, 19, of Cable, Ohio, killed during the ...

 
... killed during the Korean War were identified and will be sent back to Ohio for burial in Urbana, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Monday.

 
MILWAUKEE - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on Monday, Aug. 30 that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Arthur Thinnes, 17, of Milwaukee, ...
... Pearl Harbor attack has been accounted for and will soon be buried in his hometown of Milwaukee, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced.

 
WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Henry D. Mitchell, 22, of Elm Springs, Arkansas, ...

 
Army Cpl. Charles E. Hiltibran, 19, of Cable, Ohio was officially accounted for in April 2020, following the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, ...

 
Homer Clawson, an Air Force Vietnam Veteran and member of the Patriot Guards stands with fellow guard members outside the entrance of the National POW/MIA ...

 
WASHINGTON – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Navy Fireman 1st Class Walter S. Belt, Jr., 25, of Cleveland, Kansas, killed during ...
August 30, 2021
Keith Maupin agrees. His son, Matt Maupin, was captured in Iraq in 2004. His death was confirmed years later. "When Matt was first missing they did ...

 
Jory Morr, POW/MIA Branch Head of the Navy Casualty Office, said 346 USS Oklahoma sailors had been positively identified as of July 22. Even after almost 80 ...

“I and two others became aware of the unclaimed cremated remains of a United States Army Air Corps pilot. He was a major and a Silver Star recipient. His ...
August 29, 2021
An October 9 burial has been scheduled in his hometown of Millinocket, Maine, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced.

https://www.ticketmaster.com/father-emil-j-kapaun-tickets/artist/2803481
 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 1 September, 2021 12:55
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - New Jersey Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Sept. 1, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Pvt. Stephen C. Mason, 21, of Jersey City, New Jersey, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 9, 2021.

 

In the fall of 1944, Mason was assigned to Headquarters Co., 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He was reported missing in action during Operation MARKET GARDEN after his patrol failed to return from a mission to the enemy lines near Beek, Netherlands on Nov. 3. His body was unable to be recovered. Mason posthumously received the Silver Star for his actions.

 

Following the war, the American Graves Registration Command (AGRC), the organization that searched for and recovered fallen American personnel, conducted several searches of the area, but by 1950, none of the remains found around Beek could be identified as Mason. He was declared non-recoverable in January 1951.

 

In 2015, DPAA historians began working on a comprehensive research and recovery project focused on those missing from Operation MARKET GARDEN. During that work, they analyzed information about X-3323 Neuville, an unknown set of remains recovered from the Beek area in 1946 and buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery in the United Kingdom. Following a multidisciplinary analysis from DPAA historians, forensic anthropologists, and odontologists, it was determined X-3323 could possibly be Mason. These remains were disinterred in April 2017 and sent to the DPAA Laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for examination and identification.

 

To identify Mason’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.

 

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

 

Mason will be buried in North Arlington, New Jersey. 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 or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Mason’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XdsBEAS.

 

//////

 

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 August, 2021 11:12
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Ohio Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

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

 

Aug. 30, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Charles E. Hiltibran, 19, of Cable, Ohio, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for April 20, 2020.

                         

In late 1950, Hiltibran was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 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 Hiltibran’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.

 

Hiltibran’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.

 

Hiltibran will be buried in Urbana, Ohio. 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.

 

Hiltibran’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000VJl49EAD.

 

//////

 

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 August, 2021 10:01
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Arkansas Pilot Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Aug. 30, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Henry D. Mitchell, 22, of Elm Springs, Arkansas, killed during World War II, was accounted for Aug. 3, 2021.

 

In July 1944, Mitchell was assigned to the 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force in the European Theater. On July 8, he was piloting a P-38 Lightning fighter on a mission outside of Vienna, Austria. As his squadron was returning from the target, they encountered enemy aircraft. After combat, Mitchell responded he was OK about 10-15 kilometers northeast of Vienna, but was never heard from or seen again. Neither the Red Cross nor German forces reported him as a prisoner of war. With no evidence that Mitchell had survived his disappearance, the War Department issued an administrative Finding of Death on July 9, 1945.

 

Following the end of the war, the American Graves Registration Command (AGRC) was tasked with investigating and recovering missing American personnel in Europe. However, Mitchell’s circumstances of loss behind enemy lines precluded any possibility of recovery at the time. Search opportunities in the area did not improve after the war, when Austria was divided into four occupation zones. Eastern Austria, which included the area surrounding Vienna, was in the Soviet Zone of Occupation.

 

Although the AGRC did not have access to the area, they did conduct research into the captured German records detailing known shoot-downs of American aircraft. German records reported the crash of a P-38 Lightning near Waldegg, Austria, on July 8, 1944, and indicated the fate of the pilot as unknown. Mitchell was declared non-recoverable on Dec. 11, 1953.

 

In the summer of 2013, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), a predecessor of DPAA, sent an investigation mission to the reported crash site near Waldegg. The investigation found evidence that possibly linked the site with Mitchell’s P-38. It took several years before DPAA was given permission to excavate the site. In spring of 2021, a recovery team found possible evidence which was subsequently sent to the DPAA Laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for scientific analysis.

 

To identify Mitchell’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as material and circumstantial evidence.

 

Mitchell’s name is recorded on the Tablets of the Missing at Epinal American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Dinoze, France, 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.

 

Mitchell will be buried in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 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 Austrian government and Mr. Robert Schmid, the owner of the land on which Mitchell’s crash site was found, for their assistance 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.

 

Mitchell’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001nzPOxEAM.

 

//////

 

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: 27 August, 2021 15:07
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA - USS Oklahoma Sailor From Guam Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Steward’s Mate 2nd Class Garcia was accounted for in Sept. 2018, but his family only recently received their full briefing on his accounting, which is why this release is going out now.

 

Aug. 27, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Steward’s Mate 2nd Class Jesus F. Garcia, 21, of Agana, Guam, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 25, 2018.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Garcia 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 Garcia. 

 

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 Garcia.

 

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

­

To identify Garcia’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological analysis, as well as material and circumstantial evidence.

 

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

 

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

 

Garcia will be buried Oct. 6, 2021, in San Diego.

 

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

 

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.

 

Garcia’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XhCcEAK.

 

//////

 

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: 27 August, 2021 15:53
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - USS Oklahoma Sailor From Pennsylvania Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Aug. 27, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Radioman 3rd Class Charles A. Montgomery, 21, of Folcroft, Pennsylvania, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 3, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Montgomery 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 Montgomery.

 

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 Montgomery.

 

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

 

To identify Montgomery’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.

 

Montgomery’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.

 

Montgomery will be buried in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The date has yet to be determined.

 

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.

 

Montgomery’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe0HEAS.

 

//////

 

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: Coalition of Families <coalitionoffamilies2@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: DPAA Dates/Agenda for the 2021 Korean/Cold War Annual Family Member Briefing Aug. 5-6
To: Kathleen Shemeley <
pow.mia.ctfmn@gmail.com>
 
Hi Kathleen,

 
DPAA's Facebook page is the best way that I have found to watch the briefing: https://www.facebook.com/dodpaa/videos/
 
There were two days, one video for each day.

 
Day 1

 
Day 2
Thanks for sharing it with everyone.
 
Rick

 
On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 8:21 PM Kathleen Shemeley <pow.mia.ctfmn@gmail.com> wrote:
 
Hi Richard,
Is the program available on the DPAA website for families who were unable to watch live?
Many thanks.
Kathy

 
On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 5:21 PM Coalition of Families <coalitionoffamilies2@gmail.com> wrote:
 

DPAA has released the agenda for its Korean/Cold War annual family member briefing. (August 5-6, 20210)

 

The two-day event can be viewed live through:

 

DPAA’s website: https://www.dpaa.mil/Livestreams/

 

Or

 

DPAA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dodpaa

 

(Note: This is not a Coalition event.)

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 26 August, 2021 10:11
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Maine Pilot Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Aug. 26, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Ernest N. Vienneau, 25, of Millinocket, Maine, killed during World War II, was accounted for April 16, 2021.

 

In the fall of 1944, Vienneau was a pilot assigned to the 340th Bombardment Squadron, 97th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force, based out of Amendola, Italy. On Nov. 6, the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber on which he was serving as co-pilot came under heavy anti-aircraft fire while on a mission over Maribor, Yugoslavia, in present-day Slovenia. During the barrage, a piece of flak penetrated the cockpit and struck Vienneau in the head, mortally wounding him. While the crew treated Vienneau, the pilot attempted to fly the damaged B-17 back to base. However, the aircraft could not make it and the pilot was forced to ditch off the coast of Vis Island, Croatia. The surviving 10 crew made it out of the aircraft, but Vienneau’s body could not be recovered from the rapidly sinking B-17. Following the war, his remains could not be found and recovered.

 

In 2005, an analyst from the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO), a predecessor to DPAA, received information concerning the wreck of a B-17, and later met with an official from the Croatian Administration for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, who gave them information on the wreckage. However, definitive proof that this was Vienneau’s aircraft could not be obtained at that time.

 

In June 2017, DPAA partnered with Lone Wolf Productions to document the underwater excavation of a B-24 Liberator aircraft wreckage off the coast of Vis Island, Croatia. The film became an episode of the PBS Nova program entitled "The Last B-24," which can be viewed at https://www.pbs.org/video/last-b-24-pequsf/. When the excavation was hampered by inclement weather, the team relocated the Croatian Navy ship to conduct a brief investigative dive on other wreckage believed to be Vienneau's B-17. This efforts is also featured in "The Last B-24" along with an interview with Vienneau's niece. Enough evidence was collected from that dive to enable an underwater recovery to be planned. In the fall of 2020, personnel from DPAA, Lund University, University of Zadar, the Croatian Conservation Institute, and the Croatian military recovered possible remains, which were sent to the DPAA Laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for analysis.              

 

To identify Vienneau’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

 

Vienneau’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.

 

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

 

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

 

DPAA is grateful to the Croatian divers who discovered the underwater crash site, as well as the Croatian Ministries of Veterans Affairs, Culture, and Defense, the Croatian Conservation Institute, the University of Zadar, and the team from Lund University whose divers operated at a depth of 72 meters during the recovery, for their steadfast partnership in this successful 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.

 

Vienneau’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000bHtzAEAS.

 

//////

 

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: 26 August, 2021 14:41
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - USS Oklahoma Sailor From Kansas Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Aug. 26, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 1st Class Walter S. Belt, Jr., 25, of Cleveland, Kansas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 3, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Belt 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 Belt.

 

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 Belt.

 

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

 

To identify Belt’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.

 

Belt’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.

 

Belt will be buried on Oct. 10, 2021, in Ellsworth, Kansas.

 

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.

 

Belt’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeKJEA0.

 

//////

 

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

 
August 26, 2021
30, 1950, after his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, according to a release by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting ...

 
WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Tuesday, Aug. 24, that Army Sgt. 1st Class Frank G. Vejar, 19, of Douglas, Arizona, ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that U.S. Army Pfc. Berton J. McQueen was accounted for July 9, 2021. He will be buried in McKee ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Monday that Pfc. Brotherton, 20, had been accounted for in April 2020 — three-quarters of a century after ...

 
Koons is part of a team led by Colorado State University's Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting ...

 
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), the aircraft crashed and six of the 10 crewmembers aboard were killed. They were allegedly buried ...

 
A Virginia soldier who was missing in action in the Korean War was accounted for last year, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Monday that 20-year-old Army Sergeant Elwood M. Truslow, originally of Batesville, Virginia, ...

 
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Navy Fireman 1st Class Malcolm J. Barber, 22; Navy Fireman 1st Class Leroy K. Barber, 21; ...

 
In June 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency began the exhumation process at the Honolulu cemetery, which lasted until November 2015, the outlet reported ...
... Iowa and Nebraska were eventually identified through DNA analysis at the Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency Lab at Offutt Air Force Base.

 
“Later, after I moved to Aberdeen, I became really active in the National League of POW/MIA Families across the nation,” Walberg said.

 
Due to the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Walker was properly identified in 2019 and was returned home and buried in Lebanon last month with ...
 
August 23, 2021

From the desk of Tech Sgt. Smith, Robins AFB, POW/MIA organization;

Ladies and Gentlemen; unfortunately due to Covid and DOD guidelines for the Delta Variant; we are forced to cancel this year's POW/MIA recognition ceremony in Warner Robins. Special thanks to everyone who supports us year after year. Hope to see everyone in 2022.

 
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, from December 1941 to June 1944, Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew, ...
August 23, 2021
WASHINGTON (WFXR) — On Monday morning, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that the remains of 20-year-old Army Sgt. Elwood M. Truslow of ...

 
Wright's remains were identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on April 23, 2020 using DNA analysis and circumstantial evidence.

 
... works his way through an unplowed field to locate a reference point from the 2019 Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's survey of the crash site.

 
He was lost during the evacuation from Sinhung-ni to Hagaru-ri in North Korea, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Wright's name is one of many ...

 
Between June and November 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) personnel exhumed the “USS Oklahoma Unknowns” from the Punchbowl for one final ...

 
That identification finally came when the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Honolulu, Hawaii indisputably proved Paul's remains were present.

 
... died while defending the convoy of which he was a member near Koto-ri, North Korea, according to the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

Welcome HOME PFC McQueen!

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 25 August, 2021 11:15
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Kentucky Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Aug. 25, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Pfc. Berton J. McQueen, 20, of McKee, Kentucky, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 9, 2021.

 

In the fall of 1944, McQueen was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division. In August, his unit landed on the southern coast of France as part of Operation DRAGOON. After securing the coastal ports, the 36th ID drove north, meeting with the D-Day invasion force before turning towards Germany. On Nov. 22, 1st Battalion engaged in a battle with enemy troops in in Clefcy, a town in the Alsace region. McQueen’s company moved into the town to support the battle, but was pursued by German infantry. He was mortally wounded by German artillery shrapnel and taken to an aid station where he died Nov. 23 after 1st Battalion had been forced to abandon Clefcy. German troops withdrew from the area several days later, but McQueen’s body was not found.

 

The American Graves Registration Command (AGRC) was charged with recovering the remains of fallen service members in the European Theater following the war. In April 1946, remains later designated X-6093 St. Avold were recovered from where they had been buried in a garden in Clefcy. They were unable to identify the remains, and X-6093 was interred in the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

 

Following exhaustive historical and scientific research, DPAA officials concluded X-6093 were strongly associated with McQueen. The remains were exhumed in June 2019 and transferred to the DPAA Laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for analysis.

 

To identify McQueen’s remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used McQueen will be buried Sept. 18, 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 mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y chromosome DNA (Y-STR) analysis.

 

McQueen’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Epinal American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Dinozé, France, along with others still missing from WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

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

 

McQueen’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000tdLfUEAU.

 

//////

 

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 Cpl Thomas!

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 25 August, 2021 14:50
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Virginia Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

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

 

Aug. 25, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Roy H. Thomas, 22, of St. Charles, Virginia, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Dec. 22, 2020.

                         

In late 1950, Thomas was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 12, 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 Thomas’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 Y chromosome (Y-STR) analysis.

 

Thomas’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.

 

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

 

Thomas’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000z3O5EAI.

 

//////

 

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. 1st Class Vejar!

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 24 August, 2021 13:09
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Arizona Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

Sgt. 1st Class Vejar was accounted for in April 2020, but his family only recently received their full briefing on his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

Aug. 24, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. 1st Class Frank G. Vejar, 19, of Douglas, Arizona, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for April 14, 2020.

                         

In late 1950, Vejar was a member of Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 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 Vejar’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.

 

Vejar’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.

 

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

 

Vejar’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000003a1kEAA.

 

//////

 

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 August, 2021 12:45
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Illinois Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

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

 

Aug. 23, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Clarence W. Brotherton, 20, of Gibson City, Illinois, killed during World War II, was accounted for April 23, 2020.

 

In October 1944, Brotherton 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. Brotherton 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 Brotherton’s remains. He was declared non-recoverable in 1951.

 

While studying unresolved American losses in the Raffelsbrand 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 were linked to Brotherton. 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 Brotherton’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.

 

Brotherton’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.

 

Brotherton will be buried Sept. 7, 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 or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Brotherton’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001EuUQqEAN.

 

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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

 

Welcome HOME PFC Smith!

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 23 August, 2021 14:10
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - New York Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

Aug. 23, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Raymond A. Smith, 18, of Brooklyn, New York, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for March 25, 2021.

                         

In late 1950, Smith was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 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 Smith’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.

 

Smith’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.

 

Smith will be buried Sept. 25, 2021, in his hometown.

 

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.

 

Smith’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000RuOSVEA3.

 

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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: 11 August, 2021 09:51
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - USS Oklahoma Sailor From Oregon Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Aug. 11, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Naval Reserve Seaman 1st Class James C. Williams, 20, of Portland, Oregon, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 23, 2020.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Williams 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 Williams. 

 

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 Williams.

 

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

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

 

Williams’ 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.

 

Williams will be buried Sept. 10, 2021, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

 

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.

 

Williams’ personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xg8cEAC.

 

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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: Fowler, Michael G CIV DPAA EC (USA) <michael.g.fowler2.civ@mail.mil>
Sent: 5 August, 2021 10:35
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: July 29, 2021 Family/VSO Quarterly Update Notes

 

Dear Family Groups and Veterans Service Organizations Partners,

               

Please see the attached notes from the July 29,  2021,  DPAA Quarterly Call for your use. 

 

These notes will also be posted to our website at:   https://www.dpaa.mil/Resources/Family-VSO-Update-Notes/

 

               

We hope you will find this information helpful in keeping our families and your membership apprised of our efforts to account for our missing.              
  

Thank you again for your participation.

               

Mike

 

Mike Fowler

Outreach & Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

703-357-5817 (TELEWORK)

michael.g.fowler2.civ@mail.mil

www.dpaa.mil

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