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WWII, KOREA, COLD WAR

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2019
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2019
Member Rank First and Last Name Service Unit Lost Location Date AnnouncedSorted By Date Announced In Descending Order Funeral Date Funeral Location
Sgt. James E. Smith, Jr. U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 11/25/1950 North Korea 10/22/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
2nd Lt. Earl Ferguson U.S. Army Air Forces 329th Bombardment Squadron, 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force 8/1/1943 Romania 10/17/2019    
Pfc. Quentin McCall U.S. Marine Corps Company I, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/23/1943 Tarawa 10/17/2019    
Pfc. Ray P. Fairchild U.S. Marine Corps Company D, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 11/27/1950 North Korea 10/3/2019    
Pfc. Jack B. Van Zandt U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 10/3/2019    
Pfc. Norman A. Buan U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 10/3/2019    
Pfc. John R. Bayens U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 10/1/2019    
Pfc. Robert J. Hatch U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company D, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 10/1/2019    
Pfc. Louis Wiesehan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division 11/21/1943 Tarawa 10/1/2019    
Pfc. John A. Shelemba U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 11/7/1950 South Korea 10/1/2019    
Sgt. 1st Class Riley Burchfield U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 11/26/1950 North Korea 10/1/2019    
Pfc. Marley R. Arthurholtz U.S. Marine Corps USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 10/1/2019    
1st Lt. Justin G. Mills U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 9/27/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class D.T. Kyser U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/24/2019    
Cpl. Jerome V. Hummel U.S. Army Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 11/30/1950 North Korea 9/24/2019    
Sgt. David C. Sewell U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 9/24/2019    
Cpl. Kenneth E. Ford U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/23/2019    
Cpl. Henry L. Phillips U.S. Army Charlie COmpany, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 9/18/2019    
Cpl. Lloyd B. Odom U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/17/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Cpl. Asa E. Vance U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/16/2019    
Pfc. William J. Winchester U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 2/28/1951 North Korea 9/12/2019    
Cpl. William J. McCollum U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/12/2019    
Lt. Thomas J.E. Crotty U.S. Coast Guard USS Quail 7/19/1942 Philippines 9/12/2019 11/3/2019 Buffalo, New York
Cpl. Wilfred K. Hussey, Jr. U.S. Army Company K, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 9/12/2019    
Sgt. R.L. Tyler U.S. Army Air Forces Headquarters Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group 7/19/1942 Philippines 9/11/2019   Manila, Philippines
Cpl. Joe T. Avant U.S. Army Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 11/30/1950 North Korea 9/11/2019    
Cpl. Autrey J. Betar U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/11/2019    
Quartermaster 2nd Class Daryle E. Artley U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019    
Chief Water Tender Francis D. Day U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019    
Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Arnold M. Nielsen U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019    
Fireman 1st Class James C. Webb U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019    
Fireman 1st Class Lawrence E. Woods U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/10/2019    
1st Lt. Steve Nagy U.S. Army Air Forces 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy,) 40th Combat Bombardment Wing 8/24/1944 Germany 9/6/2019    
1st Lt. George S. Crisp U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 9/6/2019    
Staff Sgt. Willard R. Best U.S. Army Air Forces 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy,) 40th Combat Bombardment Wing, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force 8/24/1944 Germany 9/5/2019    
2nd Lt. John F. McTigue U.S. Army Air Forces 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 92nd Bombardment Group (Heavy,) 40th Combat Bombardment Wing, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force 8/24/1944 Germany 9/5/2019 11/18/2019 Woodside, New York
Pfc. Michael Kocopy U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 9/5/2019    
Sgt. Donald L. Murphy U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/4/2019    
Pfc. Harold K. Knight U.S. Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team 11/25/1950 North Korea 9/4/2019    
Cpl. Gerald N. Wilson U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division 7/25/1950 South Korea 9/2/2019    
1st Lt. Robert C. Styslinger U.S. Army Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 11/29/1950 North Korea 8/30/2019    
Cpl. Charles H. Grubb U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 8/28/2019   Arlington National Cemetery
Cpl. Gudmund C. Johnson, Jr. U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 7/31/1951 North Korea 8/28/2019 11/9/2019 Red Wing, Minnesota
Seaman 1st Class Stewart Jordan U.S. Navy USS Nelson 6/12/1944 France 8/28/2019    
Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner U.S. Navy USS West Virginia 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/26/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class Brady O. Prewitt U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/23/2019    
Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymacker U.S. Army Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/6/1950 North Korea 8/21/2019 10/19/2019 Dunkirk, New York
Pfc. Junior C. Evans U.S. Army Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 8/20/2019    
Pfc. Billy E. Johnson U.S. Marine Corps 1st Marine Division, attached to U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 11/30/1950 North Korea 8/15/2019    
Pfc. Raymond Warren U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company K, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 8/15/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class       12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/14/2019   Honolulu, Hawaii
Fire Controlman 1st Class Robert L. Corn U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/14/2019    
Cpl. Jerry M. Garrison U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/13/2019 10/22/2019 Lamar, Arkansas
1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombadment Group (Heavy), Ninth Bomber Command 8/1/1943 Romania 8/12/2019 11/9/2019 West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Cpl. Ysabel A. Ortiz U.S. Army Battery D, 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019 10/28/2019 Riverside, California
Pfc. Wilbur T. Tackett U.S. Army Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019    
Cpl. Ralph L. Cale U.S. Army Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019    
Pfc. Jasper V. Marquez U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infntry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019    
Sgt. 1st Class Phillip C. Mendoza U.S. Army Battery D, 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/12/2019 11/15/2019 Dixon, California
Sgt. David A. Feriend U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 8/9/2019 10/13/2019 Kingsley, Michigan
Pvt. Edwin F. Benson U.S. Marine Corps Company L, 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 8/9/2019    
Sgt. 11/30/1950 North Korea 8/8/2019 11/9/2019 Hogansville, Georgia
Sgt. Walter H. Tobin, Jr. U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/2/1950 North Korea 8/8/2019    
Cpl. Norvin D. Brockett U.S. Army Company A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/6/1950 North Korea 8/6/2019    
Seaman 1st Class Lyal J. Savage U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/6/2019    
Pfc. Lawrence E. Worthen U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 9/17/1944 Germany 8/5/2019    
Pfc. Donald E. Mangan U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 9/17/1944 Germany 8/2/2019 10/22/2019 Gig Harbor, Washington
Sgt. Willie V. Galvan U.S. Army Medical Company, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team 12/1/1950 North Korea 8/1/2019 9/26/2019 San Antonio, Texas
Maj. Harvey H. Storms U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 7/30/2019    
Pfc. Daniel W. Gerrity U.S. Army Headquarters Battery, 2nd Infantry Division 11/30/1950 North Korea 7/30/2019    
Cpl. Harold Pearce

 

U.S. Army 1st Platoon, 24th Military Police Company, 24th Infantry Division 7/20/1950 South Korea 7/30/2019 9/26/2019 Latta, South Carolina
Pfc. Joseph R. Livermore U.S. Marine Corps Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 7/30/2019    
1st Lt. Herschel H. Mattes U.S. Army Air Forces 525th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 86th Fighter Bomber Group 3/6/1944 Italy 7/30/2019 9/23/2019 Avon, Connecticut
Cpl. Walter J. Kellett U.S. Army Air Forces 17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group 7/19/1942 Phlippines 7/30/2019 10/5/2019 Ironwood, Michigan
Cpl. Herman R. Phy U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 7/6/1953 North Korea 7/29/2019    
Pvt. Charlie M. Waid U.S. Army Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Regiment 11/19/1942 Philippines 7/26/2019    
Pfc. Eugene E. Lochowicz U.S. Army Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division 2/23/1945 Germany 7/26/2019    
Maj. Neal C. Ward U.S. Air Force 602nd Special Operations Squadron 6/13/1969 Laos 7/25/2019    
Pvt. Joseph Boschetti U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 7/25/2019    
Pvt Connie Cagle U.S. Army Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 11/22/1942 Papua New Guinea 7/16/2019   Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mess Attendant 1st Class Johnnie C. Laurie U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/15/2019 10/19/2019 Montevallo, Alabama
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Adolph J. Loebach U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/15/2019    
Pvt. William E. Rambo U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company H. 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 7/13/2019    
Sgt. Robert W. McCarville U.S. Army Company L, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 12/5/1942 Papua New Guinea 7/12/2019 11/10/2019 Beloit, Wisconsin
Pvt. James I. Trick U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/4/1944 Germany 7/10/2019    
Pfc. Grady J. Crawford U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Battery M, 4th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 7/10/2019 9/28/2019 Hickory, North Carolina
Staff Sgt. Paul Cybowski U.S. Army Air Forces 373rd Bombardment Squadron, 308th Bombardment Group 9/15/1943 French Indochina 7/9/2019 9/25/2019 South Plainfield, New Jersey
Pvt. Laurel W. Ebert U.S. Army Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 11/26/1942 Papua New Guinea 7/8/2019 9/20/2019 Blairstown, Iowa
Cpl. Donald E. Angle U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 7/25/1950 South Korea 7/3/2019 10/6/2019 Welsh Run, Pennsylvania
Radioman 2nd Class Floyd A. Wells U.S. Navy USS Arizona 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/2/2019 10/1/2019 Mandan, North Dakota
Pfc. David C. Wilkes U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 6/28/2019 10/19/2019 Lakewood, Washington
Sgt. Vernon R. Judd U.S. Army Company D, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, 25th Infantry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 6/26/2019 9/24/2019 Seville, Ohio
Pfc. Kenneth W. Likens U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 6/26/2019 10/25/2019 Holly, Michigan
Pvt. Penn Franks, Jr. U.S. Army Company G, 371st Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division 2/10/1945 Italy 6/26/2019 8/16/2019 San Antonio, Texas
Sgt. Howard F. Gotts U.S. Army Air Forces 66th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) 8/1/1943 Romania 6/25/2019 9/2/2019 Gorham, New York
Tech 5 John E. Bainbridge U.S. Army Company C, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 12/2/1942 Papua New Guinea 6/25/2019 9/20/2019 Monona, Wisconsin
Pvt. Jacob W. Givens U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division 10/20/1944 Germany 6/19/2019 11/9/2019 Prestonburg, Kenucky
Seaman 2nd Classs Moyses A. Martinez U.S. Navy Reserve USS Colorado 7/24/1944 Tinian Islands 6/14/2019 10/8/2019 Las Vegas, Nevada
Cpl. Robert L. Bray U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/20/1950 South Korea 6/7/2019 11/6/2019 Bainbridge, Ohio
Pvt. Ballard McCurley U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 11/29/1944 Germany 6/7/2019    
Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr. U.S. Air Force 602nd Tactical Fighter Squadron 5/19/1967 Laos 6/6/2019 8/10/2019 Weatherford, Texas
Cpl. William S. Smith U.S. Army Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 9/1/1950 South Korea 6/5/2019 8/17/2019 Vidalia, Georgia
Signalman 3rd Class William J. Shanahan U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/5/2019 9/3/2019 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Master Sgt. James G. Cates U.S. Army Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/3/1950 North Korea 6/3/2019 9/21/2019 Chunchala, Alabama
Pvt. Edward M. Morrison U.S. Army 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/6/1950 South Korea 6/3/2019 8/17/2019 Ashland, Wisconsin
Tech. Sgt. Charles G. Ruble U.S. Army Air Forces 99th Troop Carrier Squadron, 441st Troup Carrier Group 9/17/1944 Netherlands 6/3/2019    
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Harold L. Dick U.S. Navy USS Colorado 7/24/1944 Tinian Islands 5/31/2019    
Pfc. Hulett A. Thompson U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) 6/30/1944 Burma 5/31/2019 11/30/2019 Carrollton, Georgia
Seaman 1st Class Ralph H. Keil U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/31/2019    
Pfc. John T. Burke U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division 11/21/1943 Tarawa 5/27/2019 10/26/2019 Hickory, North Carolina
Cpl. Earl H. Markle U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/2/1950 North Korea 5/24/2019    
Seaman 1st Class Edward Wasielewski U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/23/2019    
Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Leo Blitz U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 USS Oklahoma 5/23/2019 8/10/2019 Lincoln, Nebraska
Fireman 1st Class Rudolph Blitz U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/23/2019 8/10/2019 Lincoln, Nebraska
Pfc. Roger L. Woods U.S. Army Company I, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/29/1950 South Korea 5/22/2019 7/11/2019 Goshen, Ohio
Pvt. Roy Brown, Jr. U.S. Army Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 12/2/1942 Papua New Guinea 5/14/2019    
Cpl. Charles S. Lawler U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/2/1950 North Korea 5/14/2019 7/27/2019 Traverse City, Michigan
2nd Lt. Toney W. Gochnauer U.S. Army Air Forces 425th Bombardment Squadron, 308th Heavy Bombardment Group, 14th Air Force 1/25/1944   5/13/2019 7/29/2019 San Antonio, Texas
Staff Sgt. Wesley L. Kroenung U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Fifth Amphibious Corps (assigned to 2nd Marine Division) 11/20/1943 Tarawa 5/7/2019 8/14/2019 Miramar National Cemetery
Platoon Sgt. George E. Trotter U.S. Marine Corps Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division 11/20/1943 Tarawa 5/6/2019 8/9/2019 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cpl. Billy J. Butler U.S. Army Company C, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 5/3/2019 7/26/2019 Kerrville, Texas
Fireman 3rd Class Jasper L. Pue U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/30/2019 8/25/2019 Pleasanton, Texas
Cpl. Ralph L. Bennett U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 209th Engineer Combat Battalion 6/13/1944 Burma 4/30/2019 8/3/2019 Ames, Iowa
Pfc. Sterling Geary, Jr. U.S. Army Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 11/27/1950 North Korea 4/25/2019 8/15/2018 Dallas, Texas
Sgt. 1st Class Elden C. Justus U.S. Army Headquarters Battery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 4/25/2019 7/11/2019 Arcata, California
Pfc. Dewey W. Harris U.S. Army COmpany C, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/14/1944 Gernany 4/22/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class Ray H. Myers U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/18/2019 7/7/2019 Central City, Iowa
Fireman 3rd Class Harold K. Costill U.S. Navy USS West Virginia 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/18/2019 9/14/2019 Clayton, New Jersey
Pfc. Dale W. Ross U.S. Army Company E, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division 1/14/1943 Solomon Islands 4/17/2019 9/7/2019 Medford, Oregon
Pfc. John W. Hayes U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division 1/4/1945 Belgium 4/17/2019 6/19/2019 Memphis, Texas
Pfc. Raymond H. Middlekauff U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 12/4/1944 Germany 4/12/2019    
Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Rogers, Jr. U.S. Army Air Forces 38th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 30th Bombardment Group 1/21/1944 Tarawa Atoll 3/28/2019 6/5/2019 Riverside, California
Pfc. Herschel M. Riggs U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/16/1950 South Korea 3/25/2019    
Seaman 2nd Class Calvin H. Palmer U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/21/2019 8/9/2019 Port Orchard, Washington
Seaman 2nd Class Wilferd D. Palmer U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/21/2019 8/9/2019 Port Orchard, Washington
Seaman 2nd Class Richard J. Thomson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/19/2019 6/1/2019 League City, Texas
Seaman 1st Class Ernest R. West U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/6/2019 9/20/2019 Little Rock, Arkansas
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Victor P. Tumlinson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/4/2019 12/7/2019 Raymondville, Texas
Sgt. Cread E. Shuey U.S. Army Battery G, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment 9/27/1942 Philippines 3/4/2019 5/30/2019 Tucson, Arizona
Seaman 1st Class Oris V. Brandt U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/1/2019    
Fireman 1st Class Billy J. Johnson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/28/2019 8/19/2019 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cpl. Benjamin W. Scott U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/12/1950 South Korea 2/25/2019 4/13/2019 Atwood, Tennessee
Capt. Rufus J. Hyman U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/30/1950 South Korea 2/21/2019 10/9/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
2nd Lt. Walter B. Stone U.S. Army Air Forces 350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, VIII U.S. Fighter Command 10/22/1943 France 2/21/2019 5/11/2019 Andalusia, Alabama
Journalist 3rd Class Raul A. Guerra U.S. Navy Reserve USS Oriskany 10/8/1967 Vietnam 2/21/2019 4/25/2019 Whittier, California
Cpl. Stephen P. Nemec U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/2/1950 North Korea 2/20/2019 7/2/2019 New Born, North Carolina
Cpl. James C. Rix U.S. Army Company E, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/30/1950 North Korea 2/13/2019 5/4/2019 Alamo, Georgia
Electrician's Mate 3rd Class William A. Klasing U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/13/2019 6/29/2019 Trenton, Illinois
Tech. Sgt. Alfred R. Sandini U.S. Army Air Forces 22nd Bombardment Squadron 341st Bombardment Group 2/15/1944 French Indochina 2/13/2019 7/20/2019 Marlborough, Massachusetts
Cpl. Carlos E. Ferguson U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battlion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 5/18/1951 South Korea 2/7/2019 5/18/2019 Grassy Meadows, West Virginia
Master Sgt. Charlie J. Mares U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/31/1951 South Korea 2/6/2019 3/29/2019 Cistern, Texas
Pfc. Clifford M. Mills U.S. Army 319th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division 9/18/1944 Germany 2/4/2019 3/30/2019 Troy, Indiana
Sgt. George R. Schipani U.S. Army Company A, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 11/2/1950 North Korea 2/1/2019 6/22/2019 Sommerville, Massachusetts
Seaman 1st Class Frank A. Hryniewicz U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/30/2019    
1st Lt. Howard T. Lurcott U.S. Army Air Forces 38th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 30th Bombardment Group 1/21/1944 Tarawa 1/30/2019 6/26/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Pvt. Ted Hall U.S. Marine Corps Reserve USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/24/2019 10/18/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Pvt. Waldean Black U.S. Marine Corps USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/24/2019    
Baker 2nd Class David L. Kesler U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/23/2019 9/14/2019 Denver, Colorado
Pvt. Winfred L. Reynolds U.S. Army Medical Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 4/26/1951 South Korea 1/23/2019 10/10/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Sgt. Frank J. Suliman U.S. Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 1/17/2019 4/30/2019 Wrightstown, New Jersey
Pfc. James C. Williams U.S. Army Medical Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/12/1950 South Korea 1/2/2019 7/19/2019 West Hopkinsville, Kentucky

List posted 10/24/19

 
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: 23 October, 2019 14:32
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: West Virginia Soldier Accounted For From Korea War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 23, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Charles H. Grubb, 21, of War Eagle, West Virginia, killed

during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 27, 2019.

 

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

 

In late 1950, Grubb was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry

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

1, 1950, after the enemy attacked his unit near the Chosin Reservoir, North

Korea. Immediately after the battle Grubb was declared missing in action and

a few months later, he was officially determined to have been killed in

action. His remains were not 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 Grubb's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,608 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Grubb will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The date has yet to be

determined.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Grubb's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000djMhJEAU

 

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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: 23 October, 2019 13:18
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New York Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 23, 2019

 

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

that Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. John F. McTigue, 22, of Astoria, New York,

killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 6, 2019.)

 

In the summer of 1944, McTigue was a member of the 407th Bombardment

Squadron (Heavy,) 92d Bombardment Group (Heavy,) 40th Combat Bombardment

Wing, 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force. On Aug. 24, 1944, McTigue co-piloted

a B-17G Flying Fortress aircraft, carrying nine crewmembers, which was

struck by German anti-aircraft fire and crashed during a bombing raid over

Merseburg, Germany. Four crewmembers survived and were captured by German

forces, while five, including McTigue, were killed. His remains were

reported to have been buried in the Leipzig-Lindenthal Cemetery.

 

After the war, the American Graves Registration Command (AGRC) recovered

three sets of remains from the Lindenthal Cemetery. One set was identified,

but the other two could not be, and were subsequently designated Unknown

X-1047 and X-183. In 1947, it was determined that X-1047 contained the

remains of two separate individuals. They were segregated and redesignated

as X-1047A and X-1047B. The three sets were then declared unidentifiable and

buried as unknown American service members in American Battle Monuments

Commission (ABMC) cemeteries in Europe.

 

In 2017, while studying American losses and unidentified remains recovered

from outside Leipzig, Germany, a DPAA historian determined that X-1047A,

X-1047B and X-183 could likely be associated with crewmembers from McTigue's

B-17G Flying Fortress.

 

In April 2019, the Department of Defense and ABMC disinterred X-1047A,

X-1047B and X-183 and accessioned the remains to the DPAA laboratory for

identification.

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

analysis.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner

System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

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

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,650 service members still

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

possibly recoverable. McTigue's name is recorded on the Tablets of the

Missing at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, an ABMC site in Hombourg,

Belgium, along with the others missing from WWII. Although interred as an

Unknown, McTigue's grave was meticulously cared for by ABMC for 70 years.  A

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

for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

McTigue will be buried Nov. 18, 2019 in Woodside, New York.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

McTigue's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XlekEAC

 

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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: 23 October, 2019 12:19
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: CORRECTION: Texas Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

A correction has been made to this release. Please use this version.

 

Oct. 23, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Reserve 2nd Lt. Ernest A. Matthews, Jr., 34, of Dallas,

killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 2, 2016.

 

(This identification was initially published Jan. 7, 2017.)

 

In November 1943, Matthews was assigned to Headquarters Company,

Headquarters Battalion, Division Special Troops, 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. Matthews died on the first day of battle, Nov.

20, 1943.  His remains were reportedly buried in Cemetery 33.

 

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

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

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

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

a Board of Review declared him "non-recoverable." 

 

In June 2015, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, unearthed

multiple sets of remains who had been buried on Betio. The remains were

turned over to DPAA.

 

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

anthropological, and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

circumstantial and material evidence.

 

DPAA is appreciative to History Flight, Inc., for their partnership in this

mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,650 service members still

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

possibly recoverable. Matthews' name is recorded on the Courts of the

Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the

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

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

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Matthews will be buried Nov. 5, 2019, in San Antonio.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Matthews' personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001EuW0GEAV

 

//////

 

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


 
Kelly McKeague (4th from L, front row), director of the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, poses for a photo during a visit to the Korean ...

 
25, 1950, after his unit was attacked near Kujang-dong, North Korea, said a statement issued Tuesday by the Hawaii-based Defense POW/MIA ...
October 22, 2019
1, 2018, and were processed through the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) laboratory for identification. His identity was confirmed on ...
WASHINGTON (KWCH) The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has identified the remains of a Kansas soldier killed during the Korean ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announcing that Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Victor P. Tumlinson, age ...
... of Betio in Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, now part of the nation of Kiribati, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Monday.

 
His initial identification was subsequently lost, according to McCarville's POW/MIA Accounting Agency profile. The remains of an unidentified soldier ...

 
Hakeem Jeffries / Judiciary Committee). 3) S. 693 – National POW/MIA Flag Act (Sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren / Judiciary Committee).
The ceremony featured remarks from Chargé d'Affaires John C. Law, ABMC Commissioner Robert Wefald, director of Defense POW/MIA Accounting ...
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — An Anthony, New Mexico soldier who never returned home from the Korean War was identified by the Defense POW/MIA ...
“Fulfilling our nation's promise” is the motto of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
October 21, 2019
His remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on August 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned into the Defense POW/MIA ...

 
By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer. MONTEVALLO – A World War II veteran who perished in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was laid to rest at the ...
In 2016, to identify McCarville's remains, scientists from Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used dental and anthropological analysis. Additionally ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Army Cpl. Robert L. Bray of Chillicothe were accounted for on June 6, 2019.
October 20, 2019
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency reports that the remains of an American serviceman in a plane shot down over Romania during World War ...

 
ECU is working with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) on those sites as well as with the Task Force Dagger Foundation, a nonprofit ...
October 19, 2019
However, in August, the U.S. Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency contacted his family, letting them know they were able to identify his remains.

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 23 October, 2019 07:51
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Tennessee Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 23, 2019

 

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

that Army Pvt. Connie Cagle, 23, of Sweetwater, Tennessee, killed during

World War II, was accounted for on July 8, 2019.

 

(This release was initially published July 17, 2019.)

 

In late 1942, Cagle was a member of Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd

Infantry Division, when his unit was engaged with enemy forces along the

Soputa-Sanananda Track, near Buna, in the Australian Territory of Papua

(present-day Papua New Guinea). Cagle was killed in action on Nov. 22, 1942.

 

On Jan. 16, 1943, the remains of an unidentified American Soldier,

designated X-81, were interred at the U.S. Temporary Cemetery Soputa #2. On

April 3, 1943, the remains were moved to U.S. Temporary Cemetery Soputa #1.

 

 

In 1947, the American Graves Registration service exhumed approximately

11,000 sets of remains, including X-81, which was redesignated as X-1568,

and sent to the Central Identification Point at the Manila Mausoleum in the

Philippines. X-1568 could not be identified and was interred at Fort

McKinley (now the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.)

 

On Feb. 24, 2017, Unknown X-1568 was disinterred, and the remains were sent

to the DPAA laboratory for analysis.

 

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

analysis.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner

System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission for their

partnership in this mission.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Cagle will be buried in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The date has yet to be

determined.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,650 service members still

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

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

at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, an American Battle Monuments

Commission site along with the others missing from WWII. A rosette will be

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

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Cagle's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XfOeEAK

 

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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

 

Funeral Notice!

 

moe note: Sgt. Tyler was Captured (POW) and Died in Captivity.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 22 October, 2019 11:36
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Texas Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 22, 2019

 

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

that U.S. Army Air Forces Sgt. R.L. Tyler, 22, of Denton County, Texas, who

was captured and died in captivity during World War II, was accounted for

Sept. 10, 2019.

 

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

 

In 1942, Tyler was a member of Headquarters Squadron, 19th Bombardment

Group, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands.  Intense

fighting continued until the surrender of the Bataan peninsula on April 9,

1942, and of Corregidor Island on May 6, 1942.

 

Thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members were captured and interned at

POW camps.  Tyler was among those reported captured after the surrender of

Corregidor and held at the Cabanatuan POW camp. More than 2,500 POWs

perished in this camp during the war.

 

According to prison camp and other historical records, Tyler died July 19,

1942, and was buried along with other deceased prisoners in the local

Cabanatuan Camp Cemetery, in common grave number 312. 

 

Following the war, American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) personnel

exhumed those buried at the Cabanatuan cemetery and relocated the remains to

a temporary U.S. military mausoleum near Manila. In late 1947, the AGRS

examined the remains in an attempt to identify them. Due to the

circumstances of the POW deaths and burials, the extensive commingling, and

the limited identification technologies of the time, all of the remains

could not be individually identified. The unidentified remains were interred

as "unknowns" in the present-day Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

 

In May 2018, 23 "unknown" remains associated with Common Grave 312 were

disinterred and sent to the DPAA laboratory for analysis, including one set,

designated X-2846 Manila Cemetery #2.

              

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

analysis as well as circumstantial and material evidence.  Additionally,

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission and the United

States Army for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,650 service members still

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

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

at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, an American Battle Monuments

Commission site along with others missing from WWII. Although interred as an

"unknown" in Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Tyler's grave was

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

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

he has been accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Tyler will be buried at the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. The

date has yet to be determined.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Tyler's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xl9IEAS

 

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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, Sgt. Smith, Jr.!

 

moe note: Should he not be classified as ‘Killed in Captivity, (KIC)? Should he not be eligible for Prisoner of War (POW) Benefits?

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 22 October, 2019 12:30
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Kansas Soldier Accounted For From The Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 22, 2019

 

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

that Army Sgt. James E. Smith, Jr., 21, of Sedgwick, Kansas, killed during

the Korean War, was accounted for August 19, 2019.

 

In late 1950, Smith was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion,

23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was reported missing in

action on Nov. 25, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his unit near

Kujang-dong, North Korea. Following the war, several returned American

prisoners of war reported that Smith had died in January 1951, in the

vicinity of Pukchin-Tarigol, a temporary prisoner of war camp.

 

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 and material evidence. Additionally,

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,608 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves. 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 missing from the

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Smith will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The date has yet to be

determined.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Smith's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000004oMUEAY

 

//////

 

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 October, 2019 09:27
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Texas Sailor From the USS Oklahoma Accounted For >From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 22, 2019

 

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

that Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Victor P. Tumlinson, 19, of

Raymondville, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb.

8, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially released on March 5, 2019.)

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Tumlinson 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 Tumlinson. 

 

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 Tumlinson.

 

In April 2015, the Deputy Secretary of Defense issued a policy memorandum

directing the disinterment of unknowns associated with the USS Oklahoma. On

June 15, 2015, DPAA personnel began exhuming the remains from the Punchbowl

for analysis.

¬

To identify Tumlinson’s remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces

Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis, dental and

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. 

 

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

in this mission.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,650 still unaccounted for from

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

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

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

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

 

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

443-9298.

 

Tumlinson will be buried Dec. 7, 2019, in his hometown of Raymondville, Texas

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Tumlinson’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XgBHEA0

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 October, 2019 14:17
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New Mexico Soldier Accounted For From The Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 21, 2019

 

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

that Army Sgt. 1st Class Phillip C. Mendoza, 27, of Anthony, New Mexico,

killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 9, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially released on Aug. 19, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Mendoza was an artilleryman with Battery D, 15th Anti-Aircraft

Artillery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He

was reported missing in action Dec. 2, 1950, when his unit engaged against

enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not

be recovered following the battle.

 

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 Mendoza's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,608 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Mendoza will be buried Nov. 15, 2019 in Dixon, California.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Mendoza's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000213s9EAA

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 October, 2019 12:53
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Minnesota Soldier Accounted For From The Korea War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 21, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Gudmund C. Johnson, Jr., 22, of Red Wing, Minnesota, who was

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

27, 2019.

 

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

 

In November 1950, Johnson was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 35th

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

on Nov. 28, 1950, near Unsan, North Korea, and held at Prisoner of War Camp

5, where he reportedly died in July 1951. His remains were subsequently

declared non-recoverable.

 

In September 1954, during Operation Glory, North Korea returned remains

reportedly recovered from Pyoktong, also known as Prisoner of War Camp 5, to

the United Nations Command. One set of remains, Unknown X-14693, could not

be identified and were buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the

Pacific in Honolulu.

 

In April 2018, the Department of Defense X-14693 and sent the remains to the

DPAA laboratory for analysis.

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

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

the Army for their partnership in this mission.

 

Today, 7,608 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Johnson will be buried Nov. 9, 2019, in his hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota

                                                                                                                                                      

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Johnson's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000009QMQ7EAO

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 October, 2019 11:07
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Pennsylvania Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 21, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Joseph F. Boschetti, 23, of Philadelphia,

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

 

In November 1943, Boschetti was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th

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

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

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

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

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

were virtually annihilated. Boschetti died on the first day of battle, Nov.

20, 1943.

 

Despite the heavy casualties suffered by U.S. forces, military success in

the battle of Tarawa was a huge victory for the U.S. military because the

Gilbert Islands provided the U.S. Pacific Fleet a platform from which to

launch assaults on the Marshall and Caroline Islands to advance their

Central Pacific Campaign against Japan.

 

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 Boschetti's

remains were not identified. All of the remains found on Tarawa were sent to

the Schofield Barracks Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii 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-020.

 

On Jan. 9, 2017, DPAA disinterred Tarawa Unknown X-020 from the Punchbowl

for identification.

 

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

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

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

in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,650 service members still

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

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

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

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

for.

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

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

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Boschetti's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XggvEAC

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 October, 2019 10:29
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Wisconsin Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt.

Robert W. McCarville, 24, of Beloit, Wisconsin, killed during World War II,

was accounted for on July 10, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published on July 15, 2019.)

 

In December 1942, McCarville was a member of Company L, 128th Infantry

Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division.  He was killed in action on Dec. 5, 1942,

during an assault against enemy positions near Cape Endaiadere, Duropa

Plantation, Territory of Papua.  Due to intense enemy fire, his unit was

unable to recover his remains.

 

In 1945, a platoon leader from McCarville's company recalled that

McCarville's remains were recovered Dec. 18, 1942, and he was buried in a

temporary grave near where he was killed.  The platoon leader said that in

January 1943, a burial detail disinterred McCarville's remains and

transferred them to a small cemetery on the beach at Cape Endaiadere.

 

On Jan. 6, 1943, the remains of an unidentified American Soldier were

interred at the U.S. Duropa Plantation Cemetery #1.  In March 1945, the

remains were moved to U.S. Armed Forces Cemetery Finschhafen #2 where they

were designated "Unknown X-34." 

 

In 1947, the American Graves Registration service exhumed approximately

11,000 sets of remains, including X-34, and sent them to the Central

Identification Point at the Manila Mausoleum in the Philippines.  X-34 could

not be identified and subsequently was interred at Fort McKinley (now the

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.)

 

On Nov. 4, 2016, Unknown X-34 was disinterred, and the remains were sent to

the DPAA laboratory for analysis.

 

To identify McCarville'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.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission for their

partnership in this mission.

 

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

892-2490.

 

McCarville will be buried Nov. 10, 2019 in his hometown of Beloit, Wisconsin.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,650 service members still

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

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

Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, an American Battle

Monuments Commission site along with the others missing from WWII. A rosette

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

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

McCarville's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000ccDpEAI

 

//////

 

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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-----Original Message-----
From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 18 October, 2019 09:07
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Massachusetts Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

Oct. 18, 2019

 

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

that U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran, 22, of Jamaica Plain,

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

 

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

 

In the summer of 1943, Finneran was a bombardier assigned to the 345th

Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), known as the

Pyramidiers. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24D aircraft on which Finneran served

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. Of the Americans killed, only 27

could be identified, not including Finneran.  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) was the

organization that searched for and recovered fallen American personnel.  The

teams disinterred all American remains from the Bolovan Cemetery for

identification.  One set that could not be identified was designated Unknown

X-5300 Neuville, and reinterred into the American Military Cemetery at

Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium.

 

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

unaccounted-for airmen from Operation Tidal Wave losses.  On Aug. 28, 2017,

Unknown X-5300 Neuville was disinterred and sent to the laboratory for

analysis.

 

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

analysis.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner

System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

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

 

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

892-2490.

 

Finneran will be buried Nov. 9, 2019, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,652 service members still

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

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

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

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

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

accounted for.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 18 October, 2019 08:16
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Georgia Soldier Accounted For From the Korea War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 18, 2019

 

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

that Army Sgt. Billy J. Maxwell, 19, of Hogansville, Georgia, killed during

the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 7, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially released Aug. 9, 2019.)

 

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

Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in intense fighting

with the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces at near the Chosin Reservoir,

North Korea.  He was reported missing in action Nov. 30, 1950.  Following

the war, his remains could not be recovered.

 

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

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

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

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

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

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

To identify Maxwell'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 DNA (Y-STR) and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Today, 7,608 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Maxwell will be buried Nov. 9, 2019, in his hometown of Hogansville Georgia

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Maxwell's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000001VFXEA2

 

//////

 

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: 17 October, 2019 08:37
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Ohio Soldier Accounted For From the Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 17, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Robert L. Bray, 18, of Chillicothe, Ohio, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for on June 6, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published June 10, 2019.)

 

In the summer of 1950, Bray was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th

Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment, fighting against members of the

Korean People's Army.  On July 20, 1950, he was reported missing in action

in the vicinity of Taejon, South Korea.  Absent of evidence of continued

survival, the Department of the Army declared him deceased as of Dec. 31,

1953.

 

According to historical reports, the 565th Quartermaster Graves Registration

Company recovered a set of remains initially designated as Unknown X-704

Tanggok from a common grave in the Kujong-ni, South Korea.  On March 31,

1955, the remains were declared unidentifiable and were subsequently

transferred to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the

Punchbowl, in Honolulu and were interred as an Unknown.

 

In August 2018, following thorough historical and scientific analysis, X-704

Tanggok was disinterred from the Punchbowl and sent to the laboratory for

analysis.

 

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

anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

circumstantial and material evidence. 

 

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

in this mission.

 

Today, 7,608 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl along with others who

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

to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

For family contact information, contact the Army Service Casualty Office at

(800) 892-2490.

 

Bray will be buried Nov. 6, 2019, in Bainbridge, Ohio.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Bray's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000GKLyIEAX

 

//////

 

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: 17 October, 2019 16:08
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Correction: Kentucky Sailor Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 17, 2019

 

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

that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, accounted for from World War II are

being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

 

(This identification was initially published Aug. 15, 2019.)

 

Navy Seaman 2nd Class Hubert P. Hall, 20, of Floyd County, Kentucky,

accounted for on Aug. 14, 2019, will be buried in the spring of 2020 at the

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

Honolulu. On Dec. 7, 1941, Hall 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 Hall. 

 

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

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

be identified as non-recoverable, including Hall.

 

In April 2015, the Deputy Secretary of Defense issued a policy memorandum

directing the disinterment of unknowns associated with the USS Oklahoma. On

June 15, 2015, DPAA personnel began exhuming the remains from the Punchbowl

for analysis.

¬

To identify Hall’s remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces

Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial (mtDNA) DNA analysis, dental and

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. 

 

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

in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,652 still unaccounted for from

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

Hall’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along

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

his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Hall’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeLVEA0

 

//////

 

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: 17 October, 2019 11:00
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: South Dakota Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 17, 2019

 

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

that Army Pfc. Donald E. Mangan, 26, of Elkton, South Dakota, killed during

World War II, was accounted for on July 30, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published on Aug. 7, 2019.)

 

In 1944, Mangan was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry

Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Sept.

17, 1944, after his unit was attacked by enemy forces near Wettlingen,

Germany. His remains could not be recovered after the attack.

 

After the war, the American Graves Registration Command (AGRC), U.S. Army

Quartermaster Corps, was the unit tasked with investigation and recovery of

missing American personnel.  The AGRC collected thousands of unknown remains

from across northern Europe.  A mass grave of several 112th Infantry

Soldiers was found near Wettlingen, and most were identified through

identification tags or personal effects.  However two sets, designated X-70

Hamm and X-71 Hamm, were declared unidentifiable, and subsequently buried in

the Luxembourg American Cemetery as Unknowns.

 

In 2017, while studying American losses and unidentified remains recovered

from combat around Wettlingen, Germany, a DPAA historian reviewed documents

of X-70 Hamm, and determined that there were five unresolved American

casualties who were last known to have been lost in combat near Wettlingen,

including Mangan.

 

In April 2019, the Department of Defense and American Battle Monuments

Commission disinterred X-70 Hamm and accessioned the remains to the DPAA

laboratory.

 

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

anthropological analysis and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well

as circumstantial evidence. 

 

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

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

 

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

died during the war.  Currently, there are 72,652 service members still

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

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

at Luxembourg American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission

site in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, along with others missing from WWII.

Although interred as an Unknown, Mangan's grave was meticulously cared for

by ABMC for 70 years.  A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate

he has been accounted for.

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

892-2490.

 

Mangan will be buried in Gig Harbor, Washington, on Oct. 22, 2019.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Mangan's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001Ol8RGEAZ

 

//////

 

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: 16 October, 2019 14:10
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Michigan Soldier Accounted for from the Korean War


Dear Editor,

Oct. 16, 2019

WASHINGTON- The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today
that Army Sgt. David A. Feriend, 23, of Fife Lake, Michigan, killed during
the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 7, 2019.

(This identification was initially published on Aug. 12, 2019.)


In late 1950, Feriend was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion,
31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in
action on Dec. 6, 1950, in the vicinity of 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 Feriend's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological
analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.  Additionally,
scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial
DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

Today, 7,608 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using
modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that
were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by
American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves.  Feriend's name
is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery
of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the
Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has
been accounted for.

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

Feriend will be buried Oct. 13, 2019, in Kingsley, Michigan.


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  http://www.facebook.com/dodpaa 
or call (703) 699-1420/1169.


Feriend's personnel profile can be viewed at
https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000hAgs7EAC


 

//////

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: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 4 October, 2019 09:14
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New York Coast Guardsman Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Coast

Guard Lt. Thomas J.E. Crotty, 30, of Buffalo, New York, killed during World

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

 

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

 

In 1942, Crotty served aboard the USS Quail in the Philippines as part of

the 16th Naval District-in-Shore Patrol Headquarters, in Cavite Navy Yard on

the Philippine Islands.

 

Thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members were taken prisoner and sent

to prisoner of war camps. Crotty was among those reported captured after the

surrender of Corregidor and held at the Cabanatuan POW camp.

 

More than 2,500 POWs perished in this camp during the war. According to

prison camp and other historical records, Crotty died July 19, 1942, and was

buried along with fellow prisoners in the Cabanatuan Camp Cemetery, in grave

number 312.

 

Following the war, American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) personnel

exhumed those buried at the Cabanatuan cemetery and examined the remains in

an attempt to identify them. Due to the circumstances of the deaths and

burials, the extensive commingling, and the limited identification

technologies of the time, all of the remains could not be identified. The

unidentified remains were interred as "unknowns" in the present-day Manila

American Cemetery and Memorial.

 

In January 2018, the "unknown" remains associated with Common Grave 312 were

disinterred and sent to the DPAA laboratory for analysis, including one set,

designated X-2858 Manila #2.

              

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

anthropological analysis as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission and the United

States Coast Guard for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,657 service members still

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

assessed as possibly-recoverable. Crotty's name is recorded on the Walls of

the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, an American Battle

Monuments Commission site along with others missing from WWII. Although

interred as an "unknown" in Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Crotty's

grave was meticulously cared for over the past 70 years by the American

Battle Monuments Commission.  A rosette will be placed next to his name to

indicate he has been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Coast Guard Service Casualty Office at

(202) 795-6637.

 

Crotty will be buried Nov. 3, 2019, in Buffalo, New York.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Crotty's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeNPEA0

 

/////

 

SFC Kristen Duus

Chief of External Communications

Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

2300 Defense Pentagon

Washington, D.C 20301-2300

(703) 699-1420

 

 
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Subject: FW: Missouri Soldier Accounted For From Korean War
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 10:24:42 -0400
From: moehog@verizon.net
To: moehog@verizon.net
 

Funeral Notice!

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 1 October, 019 09:48
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Missouri Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc.

David C. Wilkes, 20, of Saline, Missouri, killed during the Korean War, was

accounted for on June 24, 2019.

 

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

 

In late 1950, Wilkes was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry

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

2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers assembled into the 31st Regimental

Combat Team (RCT), which was deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir, North

Korea, when it was attacked by overwhelming numbers of Chinese forces. As

the Chinese attacks continued, American forces withdrew south.  The U.S.

Army evacuated approximately 1,500 service members; the remaining soldiers

had been either captured, killed or missing in enemy territory. Wilkes was

initially reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when he could not be

accounted for after the withdrawal, but his status was later amended to

killed in action.

 

On Sept. 14, 1951, a set of remains, designated Unknown X-15682 was

reportedly recovered from an isolated grave in the vicinity of the Pungnyrui

Inlet on the Chosin Reservoir.  The remains were processed for

identification at the Central Identification Unit at Kokura, Japan.  When

identification attempts failed, they were transferred to the National

Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu and

were interred as Unknown.

 

On July 10, 2014, DPAA disinterred Unknown X-15682 and sent the remains to

the laboratory for analysis.

To identify Wilkes' remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

the Army for their partnership in this mission.

 

Today, 7,609 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl along with others who

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

to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Wilkes will be buried Oct. 19, 2019, in Lakewood, Washington.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Wilkes' personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000aq4deEAA

 

/////

 

SFC Kristen Duus

Chief of External Communications

Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

2300 Defense Pentagon

Washington, D.C 20301-2300

(703) 699-1420

 

 

 

Subject:

FW: Arkansas Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

Date:

Tue, 1 Oct 2019 17:50:08 -0400

From:

moehog@verizon.net

To:

moehog@verizon.net


 

Funeral Notice!

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 1 October, 2019 10:25
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Arkansas Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl.

Jerry M. Garrison, 21, of Lamar, Arkansas, killed during the Korean War, was

accounted for Aug. 7, 2019.

 

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

 

In late 1950, Garrison was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion,

32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in

action on Dec. 2, 1950, after the enemy attacked his unit near the Chosin

Reservoir, North Korea.

 

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 Garrison's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,609 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Garrison will be buried Oct. 22, 2019, in his hometown, Lamar, Arkansas.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Garrison's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000dGc7XEAS

 

/////

 

SFC Kristen Duus

Chief of External Communications

Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

2300 Defense Pentagon

Washington, D.C 20301-2300

(703) 699-1420

Subject:

FW: North Carolina Marine Accounted For From World War II

Date:

Tue, 1 Oct 2019 17:42:22 -0400

From:

moehog@verizon.net

To:

moehog@verizon.net



 

Funeral Notice!

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 1 October, 2019 10:45
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: North Carolina Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Corps Reserve Pfc. John T. Burke, 18, of Newton, North Carolina, killed

during World War II, was accounted for on May 15, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published May 28, 2019.)

 

In November 1943, Burke was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th 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.

Burke reportedly died on the second day of the battle, Nov. 21, 1943.

 

Despite the heavy casualties suffered by U.S. forces, military success in

the battle of Tarawa was a huge victory for the U.S. military because the

Gilbert Islands provided the U.S. Pacific Fleet a platform from which to

launch assaults on the Marshall and Caroline Islands to advance their

Central Pacific Campaign against Japan.

 

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 Burke'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 (NMCP), known as

the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, including one set, designated as Tarawa Unknown

X-98.

 

On Jan. 23, 2017, DPAA disinterred Tarawa Unknown X-98 from the NMCP for

identification.

 

To identify Burke's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological and

chest radiograph comparison analysis.  Additionally, scientists from the

Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)

analysis.

 

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

in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,657 service members still

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

assessed as possibly recoverable. Burke's name is recorded on the Courts of

the Missing at the NMCP, along with the others missing from WWII. A rosette

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

 

For family information, call the Marine Corps Service Casualty Office at

800-847-1597.

 

Burke will be buried Oct. 26, 2019, in Hickory, North Carolina.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Burke's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XhuPEAS

 

/////

 

 

SFC Kristen Duus

Chief of External Communications

Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

2300 Defense Pentagon

Washington, D.C 20301-2300

(703) 699-1420

 

From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 1 October, 2019 09:03
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New York Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt.

Gerald B. Raeymacker, 21, of Dunkirk, New York, killed during the Korean

War, was accounted for Aug. 9, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Aug. 22, 2019.)

 

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

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

reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin

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

Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

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

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

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

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

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

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

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

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,609 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from unknown graves.  Raeymacker's

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

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

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

he has been accounted for.

 

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

 

Raeymacker will be buried Oct. 19, 2019, in his hometown of Dunkirk, New York.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Raeymacker's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000ffRJAEA2

 

/////

 

 

SFC Kristen Duus

Chief of External Communications

Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

2300 Defense Pentagon

Washington, D.C 20301-2300

(703) 699-1420

 

From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 30 September, 2019 13:28
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Michigan Airman Accounted for from World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army

Air Forces Cpl. Walter J. Kellett, 22, of Ironwood, Michigan, killed during

World War II, was accounted for July 23, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published on Aug. 1, 2019.)

 

In 1942, Kellett was a member of the 17th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit

Group when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands.  Intense fighting

continued until the surrender of the Bataan peninsula on April 9, 1942, and

of Corregidor Island on May 6, 1942.

 

Thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members were captured and interned at

prisoner of war camps.  Kellett was among those reported captured after the

surrender of Corregidor and held at the Cabanatuan POW camp. More than 2,500

POWs perished in this camp during the war.

 

According to prison camp and other historical records, Kellett died July 19,

1942, and was buried along with other deceased prisoners in the local

Cabanatuan Camp Cemetery, in grave number 312. 

 

Following the war, American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) personnel

exhumed those buried at the Cabanatuan cemetery and relocated the remains to

a temporary U.S. military mausoleum near Manila. In late 1947, the AGRS

examined the remains in an attempt to identify them. Due to the

circumstances of the POW deaths and burials, the extensive commingling, and

the limited identification technologies of the time, all of the remains

could not be individually identified. The unidentified remains were interred

as "unknowns" in the present-day Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.

 

In May 2018, 23 "unknown" remains associated with Common Grave 312 were

disinterred and sent to the DPAA laboratory for analysis, including one set,

designated X-2843 Manila Cemetery #2.

              

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

anthropological analysis as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission and the

Department of the Army for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,657 service members still

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

assessed as possibly-recoverable.  Kellett's name is recorded on the Walls

of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, an American

Battle Monuments Commission site, along with others missing from WWII.

Although interred as an "unknown" in Manila American Cemetery and Memorial,

Kellett's grave was meticulously cared for over the past 70 years by the

American Battle Monuments Commission.  A rosette will be placed next to his

name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Kellett will be buried Oct. 5, 2019, in his hometown.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Kellett's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000004qbqEAA

 

SFC Kristen Duus

Chief of External Communications

Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

2300 Defense Pentagon

Washington, D.C 20301-2300

(703) 699-1420

 

From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 30 September, 2019 12:53
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New Mexico Sailor Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today Navy Reserve

Seaman 2nd Class Moyses A. Martinez, 19, of Dulce, New Mexico, killed during

World War II, was accounted for June 10, 2019.

 

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

 

On July 24, 1944, Martinez was aboard the battleship USS Colorado, which was

moored approximately 3,200 yards from the shore of Tinian Island,

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  Early in the morning, the USS

Colorado, along with the light cruiser Cleveland and destroyers Remey and

Norman Scott, commenced firing toward the island.  Within two hours, a

concealed Japanese shore battery opened fire on the USS Colorado and the USS

Norman Scott.  The first hit on the USS Colorado resulted in a heavy

explosion, and the ship sustained extensive fragmentation damage.  From the

attack, four crewmen were declared missing in action, and 39 personnel were

killed, including Martinez.  Martinez and the other casualties were

subsequently interred in the 4th Marine Division Cemetery on Saipan.

 

In February 1948, under the direction of the American Graves Registration

Service's 9105th Technical Service Unit, three battlefield cemeteries,

including the 4th Marine Division Cemetery, were disinterred.  While the

majority of identifications that had been tentatively made following the

attack were upheld, nine sets were reclassified as "unknown."  Of those,

five were eventually identified and four were declared as unknown and were

interred at the Manila American Memorial and Cemetery in the Philippines.

 

On Oct. 18, 2017, personnel from DPAA, in partnership with the American

Battle Monuments Commission, exhumed Unknown X-74 from the Manila American

Memorial and Cemetery and accessioned the remains to the DPAA laboratory for

analysis.

 

To identify Martinez' remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission and the

Department of the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,657 service members still

unaccounted for from WWII, of which approximately 30,000 are assessed as

possibly recoverable.  Martinez' name is recorded on the Courts of the

Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in Honolulu, along

with the others missing from WWII.  Although interred as an Unknown,

Martinez' grave was meticulously cared for by ABMC for 70 years.  A rosette

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

 

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

443-9298.

 

Martinez will be buried Oct. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Martinez' personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XfszEAC

 

/////

 

SFC Kristen Duus

Chief of External Communications

Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

2300 Defense Pentagon

Washington, D.C 20301-2300

(703) 699-1420

 

Subject: FW: Story that ran in Columbia Missourian this past Sunday
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 21:38:22 -0400
From: moehog@verizon.net
To: moehog@verizon.net


 

From the desk of Norb Plassmeyer, Brother to First Lieutenant Bernard Plassmeyer, US Marine Corps, Missing in Action, Date of Loss - 11 September 1970.

 

moe note; since 1941 through today there are more than 82,000 American Families who have a similar story to the Plassmeyer Family that you’ll find in the link below. At the current rate of recovery, 200/year, some of those families will have to wait 400 years to get an answer about their Soldier.

What if it was YOUR Dad or YOUR Brother who was MISSING in ACTION or Un-Accounted For? What would YOU do?

Perhaps, it is time YOU get engaged in this Mission.

 

Until they ALL come home………..

 

From: Norb Plassmeyer
Sent: 28 September, 2019 07:40
To: Moe Moyer <moehog@verizon.net>
Subject: Story that ran in Columbia Missourian this past Sunday

 

 

Continuing my efforts of blatant and shameless self-promotion, I am sending a link to a story in the Columbia Missourian run on September 22. Thanks to the Public Information staff at the Harry S Truman VA Medical Center for producing this and having it published. 


Peace,

Norb Plassmeyer

 

 

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/sponsored/remembering-bernie/article_19c7c066-d8d9-11e9-8e99-9340371154ba.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR3OWyEGcKD2ulv7GgSyyQ7PmFIwEZc_m-bZz2Kbj0PQqF-uTtiCgpj5ZhA

 

 

From the desk of Norb Plassmeyer, Brother of Bernie Plassmeyer, USMC, Pilot, Missing in Action, Vietnam.

 

Beautiful story of ‘The Watch’!

 

From: Norb Plassmeyer
Sent: 28 September, 2019 05:53
To:
Subject: Fwd: Video Feature: The Long Return: Two Men, Fifty Years, And The Tudor That Took A Bullet In Vietnam - HODINKEE


 

Thought you would find this interesting.

 

Barry Jones was a best friend of my brother Bernie and the honor graduate of The Marine Basic School Class of 6-67. Among other things, he helped Bernie with swimming lessons Bernie was required to pass as a requirement of Being a Marine pilot.


Peace,

Norb Plassmeyer

 

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He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Silver Star. As the oldest living relative of Private Trick, Dorothea Harding accepted the awards and the burial ...

 


 
September 28, 2019

 
While her grandfather was reclassified from missing to POW during WWII and awarded the Silver Star Medal, her uncle, once missing, paid the ...

 

 
His remains were recently identified as detailed by a June 3 Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency news release. The U.S. Navy will provide funeral ...

 
That boy was Mark Stephensen II, vice-chairman for the National League of POW/MIA families and guest speaker during the Prisoner of War/Missing ...

 
22, 2017 and sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accountability Agency laboratory for analysis. Army Tech. 5th Grade Bainbridge was accounted for on ...

He sent an email pointing out that the giant company also fails to fly the MIA/POW flag at its downtown building on North Adams. He suggested the ...
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moe note:

this link is an Op-Ed in the Oregon Market. It is also a classic case of ignorance of the POW/MIA issue and the Congressionally approved Ensign, that the author refers to, that is a National symbol not a State symbol. She Speaks only to POW’s which indicates she may not know about the 82,000 American Families that STILL Wait for their Soldier to come home. Opportunity for an POW/MIA Advocate to Educate their fellow American.
 


 
In 2017, the Oregon Legislature nearly unanimously passed House Bill 2880, which mandates that a POW/MIA flag be flown from all public buildings ...

 

 

 
(Source: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency/Pixabay). Pearce grew up on a farm near Little Rock and graduated from Dillon High School.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Army Cpl. Harold Pearce, 25, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for ..

 

 
In accordance, on June 15, 2015, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency personnel began exhuming the remains from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

 
Those who were killed in action, received awards such as the Purple Heart or the Silver Star, and were prisoners of war could still receive an ...

 

 
In recognition of Glenn's and resistance from cruel and inhumane treatment, Glenn received two Silver Star Medals, the Legion of Merit with a combat ...

 
September 26, 2019

 
The display is at the entranceway of the Manchester VA Medical Center. It was sponsored by a veterans group called the Northeast POW/MIA Network.

 
CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A federal judge today granted First Liberty Institute's motion to intervene on behalf of its ...

 

 
They said it was put together by a POW-MIA organization, and the group can design it however it wants. Defense attorneys said other groups could ...

 
Those who were killed in action or received awards such as the Purple Heart or Silver Star could still receive an in-ground burial. US presidents and ...
 
 
Officials are moving to limit the number of individuals eligible for burial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, restricting below-ground sites to ...

 

 
And in 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed all of the unknown USS Oklahoma remains that had been buried at Hawaii veterans ...
“Here, the placement of the Christian Bible in a locked case on the POW/MIA table puts forth the Christian beliefs of some, at the expense of the beliefs ...

 
Frisco veteran recalls time he spent as prisoner of war ... and the Frisco Garden Club hosted its first National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony.

 
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Friday, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced there are now fewer than 82,000 service members still ...

 

 
The man who is tied for being the longest-serving prisoner of war (POW) in ... He spoke at a POW/MIA recognition event in Sweetwater on Friday.

 
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Friday, September 20th was National POW/MIA Recognition day. The day brings awareness to the fact that more than 81,000 ...

 

 
To the Editor: National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Sept. 20. A review of the “Recently Accounted For” listings on the DPAA website since the return ...

 
September 25, 2019

 
That year, at age 12, Strong and her sister each received a POW/MIA bracelet from Santa Claus — two of the nearly 5 million bracelets distributed ...

 

 
Stark County Korean War POW returns home to full military burial .... According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, a total of 7628 ...

 

 
Welcome home: Stark County POW who died decades ago celebrated by ..... Judd's remains were flown Sunday from the POW/MIA lab in Hawaii to ...

Arlington Cemetery wants to change the rules on who can be buried there


The proposed restrictions on who can be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery aim to keep the cemetery open for the next 150 years.

Wash Post  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/arlington-cemetery-wants-to-change-the-rules-on-who-can-be-buried-there/2019/09/25/d30237ca-dee5-11e9-be96-6adb81821e90_story.html?wpisrc=nl_buzz&wpmm=1

 

September 25

Arlington National Cemetery is proposing new rules that would eliminate burial and inurnment eligibility for service members who die on active duty but not in combat, ending a custom that goes back to the cemetery’s founding in 1864.

It is one of a series of tough new proposals, requested by the government, that seek to address Arlington’s fast dwindling space, according to statements issued Wednesday by the cemetery and the Army.

 

Subject: H.R. 1019 Full Military Honors Act of 2019
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:19:27 -0400
From: moehog@verizon.net
To: moehog@verizon.net

 

There is a Bill in the House that was re-introduced in the 116th Congress, H.R. 1019, Full Military Honors Act, that is addressing the Medal of Honor (MOH) recipient and Former Prisoners of War (POW) with a Rank of E-8 or lower. These American Heroes do NOT have the right for a FULL Military Honors Funeral due to their rank. The Bill was originally introduced last session but did not come out of committee in time. Obviously, it made sense to Arlington, because they changed their rule for MOH without any fanfare or orders from Congress. We need to continue the effort to get Former Prisoners of War the same rights regardless of rank as are provided to our MOH recipients.

Currently this Bill sits in the House Armed Services Committee  (Sub-committee- Military Personal) with 129 Co-Sponsors (View  list here – https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1019/cosponsors ). After reviewing this list and you do not see Your Representative on this list, we, respectfully, request you contact your Representative or their Chief of Staff or Director of Legislation and demand that YOU want them to be a Co-Sponsor on this piece of Legislation. Not sure how to get in touch with your Representative; go to this site and follow the directions - https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

 

Of the 140,000 plus POWs since 1941 there are less than 20,000 still alive today that may be affected by this change in policy/procedure at Arlington: point – funding is minimal over a period of 25 – 30 years. Respect for the Warrior regardless of rank is the point.

 

Text of the Bill:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1019/text

 

From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 24 September, 2019 17:58
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: North Dakota Sailor Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Radioman 2nd Class Floyd A. Wells, 24, of Cavalier, North Dakota, killed

during World War II, was accounted for June 17, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published July 8, 2019.)

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Wells was assigned to the battleship USS Arizona, which was

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

aircraft. The USS Arizona sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused a

cataclysmic explosion, and ignited a fire that burned for two days. The

attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 1,177 crewmen.  The majority of

these remains were never recovered from the wreckage and are entombed in the

USS Arizona Memorial.    

 

For several years following the attack, Navy personnel recovered the remains

of the deceased from other ships that were hit by the attack, including the

USS Oklahoma, on which 429 crewmen perished.  Unable to be identified, most

of these remains were interred as Unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery

of the Pacific (NMCP), known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.  After Deputy

Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work approved the disinterment, between June

and November 2015, DPAA personnel exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknown remains

from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

A casket that was originally designated as X-97 and buried at Nu'uanu Naval

Cemetery was among those disinterred for DPAA's USS Oklahoma Project. When

identification analysis of the remains in that casket did not match any of

the missing personnel associated with the USS Oklahoma, the DPAA staff

widened the scope of the analysis to include all personnel missing from the

Pearl Harbor attack.  

 

Using a variety of information, the DPAA was able to determine that in the

chaotic days just after the attack the remains had been recovered, but

erroneously labelled as being collected from the USS Oklahoma. Subsequent

attempts to identify the remains immediately after the war were unsuccessful

and the remains were buried at the Punchbowl with the other Unknowns from

the USS Oklahoma.

 

To identify Wells' remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA) and autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis to aid in the identification.

 

 

DPAA is grateful to the Department of the Navy and the Department of

Veterans Affairs for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,660 still unaccounted-for from

World War II, of which approximately 30,000 are assessed as possibly

recoverable.  Wells' name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the

Punchbowl, along with the others who are missing from WWII.  A rosette will

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

 

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

443-9298.

 

Wells will be buried Oct. 1, 2019, in Mandan, North Dakota.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Wells' personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000014EF8REAW

 

/////

 

SFC Kristen Duus

Chief of External Communications

Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

2300 Defense Pentagon

Washington, D.C 20301-2300

(703) 699-1420

From: Roger Hall <rhall8715@aol.com>

 
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
______________________________________
)
ROGER HALL, et al., )
)
Plaintiffs, )
)
v. ) Civil Action No. 04-0814 (RCL) )
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, )
)
Defendant. )
______________________________________ )
DEFENDANT’S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF ITS MOTION
FOR RECONSIDERATION OF THE ORDER DATED AUGUST 2, 2019

Defendant, the Central Intelligence Agency (“CIA” or “Agency”), respectfully submits this reply in further support of the CIA’s motion for reconsideration of the Court’s memorandum and order dated August 2, 2019. See ECF No. 342. The Court’s August 2, 2019, Order requires the CIA to search its operational files and “explain whether any additional responsive records exist and, if so, why they remain operational.” Id. at 3. In doing so, the Court concluded that Plaintiffs provided sufficient “personal knowledge or otherwise admissible evidence” regarding the improper designation of the CIA’s operational files. Id. The CIA has moved for reconsideration regarding the Court’s conclusion that Plaintiffs’ affidavits sufficiently establish the requisite personal knowledge. See ECF No. 342 at 6. Plaintiffs’ opposition makes the unsupported assertion that these affidavits were based on “mostly facts, not opinions” and fails to meaningfully address any of the bases for the CIA’s reconsideration motion. See ECF No. 343 at 2. Accordingly, the Court should grant the CIA’s motion and dispense with the requirement to conduct a search of the CIA’s operational files. Case 1:04-cv-00814-RCL Document 344 Filed 09/20/19 Page 1 of 4

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As discussed in the CIA’s motion, under the National Security Act “if a complainant alleges that requested records were improperly withheld because of the improper exemption of operational files,” the CIA must “demonstrat[e] to the court by sworn written submission that exempted operation[al] files likely to contain responsive records currently perform the function[s] set forth in [50 U.S.C. § 3141(b)].” 50 U.S.C. § 3141(f)(4)(A). The CIA made this demonstration via the declarations of Antoinette B. Shiner, submitted on January 1, 2017 (ECF No. 271-1) and November 29, 2017 (ECF No. 295-2), respectively. Ms. Shiner’s declarations described the procedures and circumstances regarding the CIA’s decennial review of the exempt operational file designations and how the CIA identifies the exempt file series and evaluates whether the files perform the functions set forth in the statute. See ECF No. 342 at 5-6.


As this Court has already noted, Ms. Shiner’s declarations do not necessarily end the inquiry. See ECF No. 340 at 3 (noting that section 3141 “does not categorically absolve CIA from searching its operational records”). Indeed, the CIA’s demonstration, made through Ms. Shiner’s declarations, may be rebutted by a “sworn written submission based on personal knowledge or otherwise admissible evidence.” Id. § 3141(f)(4)(A). In ordering the CIA to search its operational files, this Court credited Plaintiffs with having sufficiently made such a rebuttal. ECF No. 340 at 3 (citing to the affidavit of Bob Smith, ECF No. 258-4). In addition to the affidavit by former Senator Smith filed on October 21, 2016, Plaintiffs have also relied upon affidavits by former Congressmen John LeBoutillier (ECF No. 83-15) and Bill Hendon (ECF No. 95-45), filed on September 6, 2007, and June 4, 2008, respectively, primarily to establish that potentially responsive records must exist. As discussed in the CIA’s reconsideration motion, however, these affidavits—when closely scrutinized with respect to the “personal knowledge” requirement in Section 3141(f)(4)(A)—fall short of the relevant standard. Case 1:04-cv-00814-RCL Document 344 Filed 09/20/19 Page 2 of 4

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In their opposition, Plaintiffs note that the affidavits filed in this case relate to “reviews of records at issue” and are based on “mostly facts, not opinions.” ECF No. 343 at 2. The CIA takes no position as to whether these former lawmakers have actually seen the documents that they describe. See e.g., Hendon Decl. (ECF No. 95-45) ¶ 9 (“I believe that the CIA is in possession of [certain] imagery”). Nor does the CIA doubt the sincerity of Senator Smith’s belief that some element of the Intelligence Community has documents that should be declassified. See e.g., Smith Aff. (258-4) ¶ 8 (“I personally have seen hundreds of classified documents that could and should be released”). However, even taking these affidavits at face value, as noted in the CIA’s motion for reconsideration, the affiants’ statements are entirely bedside the point in this case. The statutory language in the National Security Act makes clear that the CIA’s obligation to demonstrate that its operational files perform the statutorily enumerated functions is only triggered when a plaintiff contends “that requested records were improperly withheld because of improper exemption of operational files.” 50 U.S.C. § 3141(f)(4)(A) (emphasis added); see Judicial Watch v. CIA, 310 F. Supp. 3d 34, 42 (D.D.C. 2018) (the “personal knowledge” requirement pertains to “the improper classification on the part of the CIA”). Critically, none of the affidavits submitted by Plaintiffs claim to have any personal knowledge or indeed present any evidence of the improper exemption of operational files on the part of the CIA. Nor were the affidavits submitted in rebuttal of the CIA’s demonstration that the operational files currently perform their functions, as they were submitted prior to Ms. Shiner’s relevant declarations in this case. This showing completely fails to establish the requisite “personal knowledge” under Section 3141(f)(4)(A) regarding the CIA’s exemption of operational files. Accordingly, Plaintiffs’ showing is also insufficient to compel a search of  Case 1:04-cv-00814-RCL Document 344 Filed 09/20/19 Page 3 of 4

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those files under the National Security Act, which was intended to “relieve the CIA of an undue burden of searching and reviewing operational files.” H.R. Rep. No. 98-726 at 35 (1984).
CONCLUSION
For the foregoing reasons, the Court should grant Defendant’s motion for reconsideration, remove the requirement for the CIA to search its operational files, and issue summary judgment in favor of the CIA.
 

Dated: September 20, 2019 Respectfully submitted,
J

ESSIE K. LIU, D.C. Bar. No. 472845
United States Attorney
DANIEL F. VAN HORN, D.C. Bar No. 924092
Chief, Civil Division
By: /s/ Christopher Hair
CHRISTOPHER HAIR, PA Bar No. 306656
Assistant United States Attorney
555 Fourth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530
(202) 252-2541
christopher.hair@usdoj.gov
Counsel for Defendant

 

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Subject: POW MIA Recognition Day 2019
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:31:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: JOHN MOLLOY <hokahey76@comcast.net>
Reply-To: JOHN MOLLOY <hokahey76@comcast.net>

 

Compatriots,

Today is National POW-MIA Recognition Day.

On this day we remember all members of our armed forces who were, and are, prisoners of war and missing in action.

Are because tens of thousands of Americans were unreturned from Americas wars of the 20th century.  Our enemies and our erstwhile ally (ie the Soviet Union) kept American military personnel after each conflict and our government for reasons of political expedience abandoned them.  This year is the 100th Anniversary of the American Expeditionary Force sent to Archangel in to engage the Bolsheviks in what was to become the Soviet Union.  Hundreds of Americans who had participated on the Western Front and sent to Russia as a part of this force were captured and very few were returned.  Despite our government having abandoned these servicemen, we continue to hear the oft repeated propaganda that America never leaves it men behind.  

We pray that the Almighty will give comfort to those unreturned Americans most of who have now expired and whose remains are now sought by a supposedly sympathetic government. 

This administration should not be painted with the same brush as its predecessors but there are those who remain in the government bureaucracy who continue the cover up. Our enemies and friends are fully aware that American has practiced this duplicity and it comes back to haunt us in the attitude and demeanor of those hostile entities with whom we find it necessary to negotiate. America in abandoning its servicemen has lost its integrity.  Nevertheless, we remain hopeful that with strong leadership and the revelation of truth, it will be recovered along with those men who may still be alive.

Lest We Forget.

John Molloy, OSJ

Chairman

National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition

Exec. Dir.

RELEASE Foundation, POW-MIA

From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 20 September, 2019 11:38
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: South Carolina Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that Army Cpl. Harold

Pearce, 25, of Dillon, South Carolina, killed during the Korean War, was

accounted for July 20, 2019.

 

July 1950, Pearce was a member of 1st Platoon, 24th Military Police Company,

24th Infantry Division.  He was killed July 10, 1950, when his unit was

withdrawing from the city of Taejon, South Korea.  Because of the unit's

hasty withdrawal, his remains were not recovered.

 

In October 1950, three sets of unidentified remains from the vicinity of

where Pearce was killed were turned over to the U.S. Military

Cemetery-Taejon for burial.  The American Graves Registration Service Group

(AGRSG) identified two sets of remains, however the third set could not be

identified and they were buried at U.S. Military Cemetery-Taejon as Unknown

X-210 Taejon.  In 1956, the U.S. Army declared Unknown X-210 Taejon again

unidentifiable. 

 

In an effort to support identification attempts, remains recovered

throughout South Korea were sent to the Central Identification Command in

Kokura, Japan, for identification.  X-210 could not be associated with any

missing service members and the remains were subsequently transferred to the

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

Honolulu and buried as a Korean Unknown.

 

On August 2018, DPAA disinterred "X-210 Taejon" from the Punchbowl and sent

the remains to the laboratory for identification.

 

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

anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, along with

circumstantial evidence.

 

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

in this mission.

 

Today, 7,612 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from American cemeteries.  Pearce's

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

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

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

he has been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Army service casualty office at (800)

892-2490.

 

Pearce will be buried Sept. 26, 2019, in Latta, South Carolina.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Pearce's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000E0to5EAB

 

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SFC Kristen Duus

Chief of External Communications

Public Affairs NCOIC- D.C. Directorate

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

2300 Defense Pentagon

Washington, D.C 20301-2300

(703) 699-1420

 
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