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AMERICANS IDENTIFIED SINCE 1989
WWII, KOREA, COLD WAR

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Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Jan 2006 - May 2007

June 2007 - Dec 2008

Jan 2009 - June 2009

June 2009 -Dec 2010

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

 

 

2019
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Stories and Press Releases below chart

Research sites: 

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

2019
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    
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 Connie Cagle U.S. Army Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 11/22/1942 Papua New Guinea 7/16/2019    
Mess Attendant 1st Class Johnnie C. Laurie U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/15/2019    
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    
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    
Staff Sgt. Paul Cybowski U.S. Army Air Forces 373rd Bombardment Squadron, 308th Bombardment Group 9/15/1943 French Indochina 7/9/2019    
Pvt. Laurel W. Ebert U.S. Army Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 11/26/1942 Papua New Guinea 7/8/2019    
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    
Radioman 2nd Class Floyd A. Wells U.S. Navy USS Arizona 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/2/2019    
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    
Sgt. Vernon R. Judd U.S. Army Company D, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, 25th Infantry Division 11/28/1950 North Korea 6/26/2019    
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    
Pvt. Penn Franks, Jr. U.S. Army Company G, 371st Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division 2/10/1945 Italy 6/26/2019    
Sgt. Howard F. Gotts U.S. Army Air Forces 66th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) 8/1/1943 Romania 6/25/2019    
Tech 5 John E. Bainbridge U.S. Army Company C, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 12/2/1943 Papua New Guinea 6/25/2019    
Pvt. Jacob W. Givens U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division 10/20/1944 Germany 6/19/2019    
Seaman 2nd Classs Moyses A. Martinez U.S. Navy Reserve USS Colorado 7/24/1944 Tinian Islands 6/14/2019    
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    
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    
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    
Signalman 3rd Class William J. Shanahan U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/5/2019    
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    
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    
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 11/20/1943 Tarawa 5/27/2019    
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    
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    
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    
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 Portland, Oregon
Seaman 2nd Class Wilferd D. Palmer U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/21/2019 8/9/2019 Portland, Oregon
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    
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Victor P. Tumlinson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/4/2019    
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    
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    
Pvt. Winfred L. Reynolds U.S. Army Medical Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 4/26/1951 South Korea 1/23/2019 10/10/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Sgt. Frank J. Suliman U.S. Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 1/17/2019 4/30/2019 Wrightstown, New Jersey
Pfc. James C. Williams U.S. Army Medical Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/12/1950 South Korea 1/2/2019 7/19/2019 West Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Staff Sgt. Carl M. Shaffer U.S. Army Air Forces 38th Bombardment Squadron, 30th Bombardment Group 1/21/1944 Tarawa 12/27/2018 5/25/2019 Pottstown, Pennsylvania
1st Lt. Burleigh E. Curtis U.S. Army Air Forces 377th Fighter Squadron, 362nd Fighter Group 6/13/1944 France 12/20/2018 6/25/2019 Windham Center, Maine
Steward 2nd Class Felicismo Florese U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 12/20/2018    
Mr. Roy F. Townley Civilian Air America Incorporated 12/27/1971 Laos 12/20/2018    
Mr. Edward J. Weissenback Civilian Air America Incorporated 12/27/1971 Laos 12/20/2018    
Cpl. John G. Krebs U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/11/1950 South Korea 12/19/2018 5/17/2019 Sterling, Illinois
Machinst's Mate 1st Class George Hanson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 12/19/2018 6/29/2019 Laramie, Wyoming
Pfc. William F. Delaney U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 11/22/1944 Germany 12/17/2018 5/27/2019 Lawnville, Tennessee
Sgt. Vernon L. Hamilton U.S. Army Air Forces 642nd Bombardment Squadron, 409th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Division, 9th Air Force 3/21/1945 Germany 12/14/2018 4/13/2019 Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Sgt. John Kalausich U.S. Army Air Forces 642nd Bombardment Squadron, 409th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Division, 9th Air Force 3/21/1945 Germany 12/14/2018 2/23/2019 Charleston, West Virginia
2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield U.S. Army Air Forces 642nd Bombardment Squadron, 409th Bombardment Group, 9th Bombardment Division, 9th Air Force 3/21/1945 Germany 12/13/2018 3/21/2019 Bluffdale, Utah
Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Roman W. Sadlowski U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 12/11/2018    
Water Tender 1st Class Edwin B. McCabe U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 12/10/2018    
Seaman 2nd Class John C. Auld U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 12/7/2018    
Pfc. Karl L. Dye U.S. Army Battery B, 52nd Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division 7/16/1950 South Korea 12/6/2018    
Seaman 2nd Class George A. Thompson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 12/5/2018    
Pvt. Harry W. Wilder U.S. Army Company B, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/14/1944 Germany 11/27/2018    
Pvt. Floyd A. Fulmer U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/14/1944 Germany 11/27/2018 7/18/2019 Arlington National Cemetery
Seaman 1st Class Kenneth H. Sampson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/26/2018 6/18/2019 Honolulu, Hawaii
Fireman 3rd Class Willard I. Lawson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/23/2018 4/27/2019 Madison, Indiana
Pfc. Nicholas J. Gojmerac U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company Q, 4th Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment 7/20/1943 Solomon Islands 11/14/2018 4/12/2019 Leavenworth, Kansas
Machinist's Mate 1st Class Ulis C. Steely U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 11/14/2018    
Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class John O. Morris U.S. Navy Reserve Carrier Aircraft Service Unit (CASU) 17 12/16/1943 Tarawa 11/13/2018 8/1/2019 Seattle, Washington

 

List posted 07/31/19

 
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

 

 

 
In early August, nearly 70 years after that famed Korean War battle, Raeymacker's family was notified by the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting ...

 
9, according to a Friday announcement from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. In the summer of 1943, the 22-year-old from the Jamaica ...

 
It wasn't until 11 years ago that Glennon and members of his family provided DNA to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. “I sent off a swab ...

 
BOSTON (CBS / AP) – The remains of a Massachusetts aviator killed during World War II have been identified. The POW / MIA Pentagon Defense ...

 
 

 
BOSTON (AP) — The remains of a Massachusetts airman killed during World War II have been identified. The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA ...

 
The remains recovered from this site were sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Hawaii. Through DNA testing, it was concluded that ...
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The black balloon emblazoned with the image of barbed wire and the initials POW-MIA has been piloted by Minnesota pilot Wyn Gustafson for the past ...
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According to information from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), Laurie's remains were accounted for on July 2. The DPAA explained ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Friday that U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran was accounted for on ...

 

 
The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran were accounted for ...

 

 
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7586959/Deep-sea-explorers-seek-sunken-World-War-II-ships.html

Scientists discover two more of the seven warships lost in the Battle of Midway using deep sea robots in middle of Pacific Ocean


Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands led Historians to the Japanese ship Kaga (left and right) last week. Now the crew is deploying equipment to investigate what could be another. Historians consider the Battle of Midway (inset) an essential victory for the U.S. and a key turning point in WWII

 

-----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 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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The POW/MIA memorial complex at Cecil Commerce Center is a big step closer to a sought-after national historic designation that could help net ...

 
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According to the POW-MIA Council of Indianapolis, Bardach was reported missing in a helicopter crash near Dong Ha on January 8, 1968 — just five ...

 

 
 

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has identified the remains of 35 to 40 service members that were in those crates, said DPAA ...

 
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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

 

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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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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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

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

 

/////

 

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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From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 10 September, 2019 09:50
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Marine Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Corps Reserve Pfc. Grady J. Crawford, 21, of Dallas, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for May 17, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published on July 11, 2019.)

 

In late November 1950, Crawford was a member of Battery M, 4th Battalion,

11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, serving in North Korea.  He was

last seen engaged in combat operations at Yudam-ni, West Chosin Reservoir,

North Korea, on Dec. 1, 1950.  No lists provided by the Chinese People's

Volunteer Forces or Korean People's Army showed Crawford as a prisoner of

war and no returning American prisoners reported to have any information on

his status.  Absent evidence of continued survival, the Department of the

Navy declared him deceased as of Oct. 30, 1953.

 

In September 1954, as part of Operation Glory, where the United Nations

Command, Chinese People's Volunteer Forces and Korean People's Army

exchanged war dead at Munsan-ni, South Korea, the United Nations received

remains reported to have been recovered from the west side  of the Chosin

Reservoir.  The remains were sent to the Central Identification Unit for

attempted identification.  One set, designated X-14896, was declared

unidentifiable.  They were then transferred to the National Memorial

Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP,) known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu and were

interred as Unknown.

 

In May 2012, following thorough historical and scientific analysis, X-14896

was disinterred from the Punchbowl and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

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

anthropological and skull photograph superimposition analysis, as well as

circumstantial and material evidence. 

 

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

in this mission.

 

Today, 7,624 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 North Korea by

American recovery teams or disinterred from Unknown graves.  Crawford'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 Marine Corps Casualty Office at

(800) 847-1597.

 

Crawford will be buried Sept. 28, 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.

 

Crawford's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000f0p2dEAA

 

/////

 

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: 9 September, 2019 10:54
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Kentucky Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

W. Givens, 30, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, was accounted for on June 17,

2019.

 

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

 

In October 1944, Givens was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 60th

Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division which was engaged against enemy

forces in the Raffelsbrand sector of the Hürtgen Forest, near Germeter,

Germany. He was reported missing in action as of Oct. 20, 1944, when his

company reorganized after a severe counterattack and he could not be

accounted for.

 

After the war, the American Graves Registration Command extensively searched

the Hürtgen Forest for him. No remains found in the area were identified as

Givens, and the Army declared him non-recoverable.

 

While studying unresolved American losses in and unidentified remains

recovered from the Hürtgen Forest, DPAA personnel analyzed historical

documentation regarding X-5483 Neuville, a set of unidentified remains

recovered on May 15, 1947 from District #20C of the Hürtgen Forest by the

AGRC. The remains had originally been found by a German woodcutter who later

led an AGRC team to the site. The AGRC team found the remains lying on the

ground, surrounded by U.S. Army infantry equipment. The remains, designated

X-5483, could not be identified, and were interred at the United States

Military Cemetery Neuville (present day Ardennes American Cemetery).

 

Based upon the original recovery location of X-5483, a DPAA historian

determined that there was a likely association between the remains and

Givens. In June 2018, the Department of Defense and American Battle

Monuments Commission disinterred X-5483 and accessioned the remains to the

DPAA laboratory for identification.

 

To identify Givens’ remains, scientists from DPAA used dental and

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

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

 

DPAA is grateful to the 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 72,669 service members still

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

assessed as possibly-recoverable. Givens’ name is recorded on the Tablets of

the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle

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

missing from WWII. Although interred as an Unknown, Givens’ 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.

 

Givens will be buried Nov. 9, 2019, in Prestonburg, Kentucky

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Givens’ personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000LknDEAS

 

/////

 

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: 5 September, 2019 12:38
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Michigan Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Corps Reserve Pfc. Kenneth W. Likens, 20, of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, killed

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

were virtually annihilated. Likens died on the third day of the battle, Nov.

22, 1943.  He was reported to have been buried in the East Division

Cemetery, which was eventually renamed to Cemetery #33.

 

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

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

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

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

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

"non-recoverable."

              

In 2009, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, notified DPAA that

they discovered a burial site on Betio Island and recovered the remains of

what they believed to be missing American service members who had been

buried in Cemetery #33. In March 2019, following continued excavations, a

previously undiscovered burial trench was uncovered.  The remains were

accessioned into the DPAA laboratory.

 

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

anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

circumstantial and material evidence.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,671 service members still

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

assessed as possibly-recoverable. Likens' 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.

 

Likens will be buried Oct. 25, 2019, in Holly, 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 www.facebook.com/dodpaa

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Likens' personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XlXoEAK

 

/////

 

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: 5 September, 2019 12:06
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Alabama Sailor Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Attendant 1st Class Johnnie C. Laurie, 25, of Bessemer, Alabama, killed

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

 

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

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Laurie 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 Laurie. 

 

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

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

Cemeteries.

 

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

personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves

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

the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification

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

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

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

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

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

be identified as non-recoverable, including Laurie.

 

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

Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

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

 

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

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,671 still unaccounted for from

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

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

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

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

 

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

443-9298.

 

Laurie will be buried Oct. 19, 2019, in Montevallo, Alabama.

 

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.

 

Laurie's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeJiEAK

 

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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


 

 

 
The VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, or VCB, will be hosting two POW/MIA recognition ceremonies in the Rio Grande Valley this ...

 

 
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From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 4 September, 2019 11:20
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Maryland Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Donald E. Angle, 21, of Clear Spring, Maryland, killed during the Korean

War, was accounted for on July 2, 2019.

 

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

 

In the summer of 1950, Angle was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th

Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, fighting against members of the

Korean People's Army. On July 25, 1950, he was reported missing in action in

the vicinity of Yongdong, South Korea. Absent evidence of continued

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

1953.

 

In February 1951, a Search and Recovery Team of the 565th Quartermaster

Graves Registration Company recovered a partial set of remains, designated

as Unknown X-485 Tanggok, from a hill less than a mile from Yongdong, South

Korea. In June 1955, the remains were declared unidentifiable and were

subsequently transferred to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

(NMCP,) known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu and were interred as an Unknown.

 

On August 20, 2018, following thorough historical and scientific analysis,

X-485 Tanggok was disinterred from the Punchbowl and sent to the laboratory

for analysis.

 

To identify Angle'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, 7,628 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. Angle'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.

 

Angle will be buried Oct. 6, 2019, in Welsh Run, Pennsylvania.

 

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.

 

Angle's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000cdGlEAI

 

/////

 

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: 4 September, 2019 10:39
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Ohio Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Vernon R. Judd, 22, of Navarre, Ohio, killed during the Korean War, was

accounted for on June 24, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published on June 27, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Judd was a member of Company D, 89th Medium Tank Battalion,

25th Infantry Division.  He was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950,

when he was captured by enemy forces in the vicinity of Ipsok, North Korea.

A returned American POW reported that Judd died at Hofong Prisoner of War

camp, also known as Pukchin-Tarigol, on Feb. 14, 1951.  His remains were

unable to be recovered.

 

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

Korean Chairman Kim 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 Judd'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 (Y-STR) analysis.

 

Today, 7,628 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.  Judd'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.

 

Judd will be buried Sept. 24, 2019, in Seville, 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.

 

Judd's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000hAgsREAS

 

/////

 

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 the Desk of John P. Zimmerlee: Proud and Faithful Son of John H Zimmer, Captain, US Air Force, Missing in Action In Korea since 22 March 1952.

 

 

John Zimmerlee

Korean War POW/MIA Network

Serving more than 4,200 families

770-565-4420

John.zimmerlee@gmail.com

 

DOG TAGS

By John Zimmerlee

No, these were not for your dog!  In most wars, we lost more men on the battlefield than came home alive, and we had no way to identify the bodies, so identification tags were finally invented soon after the deadly civil war. Eventually they were made of stainless steel and two were worn around the neck on a steel chain.  Unless the head was blown off, most remains still had the identification tags, nicknamed dog tags, around their neck and were instantly identifiable even if the flesh had deteriorated and years had passed.

Yet, by the time of the Korean War, forensic specialists still wanted some physical evidence like dental oddities confirmed by dental records.  That was logical for those from Chicago and New York but not so well for farm boys from Mississippi who had no idea what a dentist was. 

The following remains were shipped in 1954 to our lab from North Korea with dog tags of the names listed below yet the family members were never told, because our government did not have confirming dental history or the teeth were missing.

6369      Howard Morgan               6366      John Shay                          14863    Earl Wallace                     
6302      Leo Bernal                          5044      Paul Lucik                           2023      I Lindley Littleton
14848    Joseph Teeters                  16208    Oliver Fields                       6377      Carlos Bidopia
1034      Virgle Evans                       5644      William G White                                             

Wouldn’t it have made sense to contact the families at that time for other notable uniqueness like previous bone injuries?  

The William White case is notable because a body was supposedly identified as William during the war and sent home to his family.  So the question arises, “Did our government send home the correct remains?” or is this one similar to dozens of other remains in Hawaii conflicting with ones previously sent home to families?   Will our government reach out to the families of those who were sent the wrong bodies? . . . or will they continue to cover up the truth . . .  as they have done for 66 years?

I have details and/or helpful information on most all men still missing from the Korean War. Please contact me at john.zimmerlee@gmail

              

 

 
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Funeral Notice!

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 29 August, 2019 13:45
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 Tech.

5th Grade John E. Bainbridge, 23, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, killed during

World War II, was accounted for on June 24, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially announced on June 26, 2019.)

 

On Dec. 2, 1942, Bainbridge was a member of Company C, 128th Infantry

Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, when his unit engaged in an assault

against enemy positions on the Urbana Front, outside of Buna Village, in the

Australian Territory of Papua (present-day Papua New Guinea.)  Bainbridge

was killed in action and postwar efforts failed to locate or identify his

remains.

 

On Feb. 2, 1943, the remains of an unidentified American Soldier were

interred at the U.S. Armed Forces Cemetery in Buna Village.  In July 1944,

the remains were reinterred at a nearby U.S. Armed Forces Cemetery, then

later to U.S. Armed Forces Cemetery Finschhafen #2 where the remains were

designated "Unknown X-135." 

 

In 1947, the American Graves Registration service exhumed approximately

11,000 graves, including X-135, and sent the remains to the Central

Identification Point at the Manila Mausoleum in the Philippines.  X-135

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

American Cemetery and Memorial.)

 

In Feb. 22, 2017, Unknown X-135 was disinterred, and the remains were sent

to the DPAA laboratory for analysis.

 

To identify Bainbridge'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.

 

Bainbridge will be buried Sept. 29, 2019, in Monona, Wisconsin.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,674 service members still

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

assessed as possibly-recoverable.  Bainbridge'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.

 

/////

 

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

Funeral Notice!

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 29 August, 2019 11:21
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Pennsylvania Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today Army Pvt. James

I. Trick, 25, of Hughesville, Pennsylvania, was accounted for July 8, 2019.

 

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

 

In late 1944, Trick was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 109th Infantry

Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, which was engaged against enemy forces in

the Hürtgen Forest, near Germeter, Germany.  He reportedly killed by enemy

shrapnel on Nov. 4, 1944, while bring supplies for his unit. 

 

After the war, the American Graves Registration Command extensively searched

the Hürtgen Forest for him.  No remains found in the area were identified as

Trick’s, and the Army declared him non-recoverable. 

 

On July 22, 1947, a set of remains, designated X-6207 Neuville, was

recovered from the Hürtgen Forest, where Trick’s company was engaged in

battle.  The remains were transferred to the Central Identification Point at

Neuville, Belgium.  Despite exhaustive efforts, the remains could not be

identified and were subsequently interred at the United States Military

Cemetery Neuville-en-Condroz (present-day Ardennes American Cemetery) in

September 1949.

 

Based upon the original recovery location of X-6207, a DPAA historian

determined that there was a likely association between the remains and

Trick.  In June 2018, the Department of Defense and American Battle

Monuments Commission disinterred X-6207 and accessioned the remains to the

DPAA laboratory for identification.

 

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

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

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,674 service members still

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

assessed as possibly-recoverable.  Trick’s name is recorded on the Tablets

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

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

missing from WWII. Although interred as an Unknown, Trick’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.

 

Trick will be buried Sept. 28, 2019, in his hometown of Hughesville, Pennsylvania.

 

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.

 

Trick’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001ETh4vEAD

 

/////

 

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

 

Funeral Notice.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 28 August, 2019 12:10
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Illinois Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Vincent J. Ferrara, 19, of Chicago, killed during World War II, was

accounted for on Dec. 17, 2018.

 

In November 1944, Ferrara was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 110th

Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, when his company attacked enemy

pillboxes and defensive positions in the Raffelsbrand Sector of the Hürtgen

Forest, near Germeter, Germany.  The company was stopped by stiff German

resistance and Ferrara was badly wounded on Nov. 14, 1944.  According to a

postwar account of another Soldier, Ferrara had been taken to a field

hospital, however he had no further information on Ferrara’s fate.  Army

hospitals in Europe had no record of Ferrara being admitted as a patient and

all efforts to find him on the battlefield proved unsuccessful.  Ferrara was

subsequently listed as missing in action.

 

Between 1947 and 1950, American Graves Registration Command (AGRC)

investigative teams traveled to Germeter to search for Ferrara’s remains.

Various graves registration units recovered dozens of unidentified remains

from the Hürtgen Forest.  Those that could not be identified were assigned

an X-number and buried as Unknowns. In December 1950, having received no

update on the status of his remains, Ferrara was declared non-recoverable. 

 

In 1947, a set of remains was recovered by the AGRC from District #22B of

woods within the Raffelsbrand sector of the Hürtgen Forest.  The remains

were initially processed at Subordinate Identification Point #2 at

Margraten, Netherlands, then fully examined at the Central Identification

Point at Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium, under the designation X-5440

Neuville.  After efforts to identify the remains were unsuccessful, they

were declared unidentifiable and interred at Neuville (today’s Ardennes

American Cemetery.)

 

Following thorough analysis of military records and AGRC documentation by

DPAA historians and scientists, which suggested a strong association between

X-5440 Neuville and Ferrara, the remains were disinterred in June 2017 and

sent to DPAA for analysis. 

 

To identify Ferrara’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 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 72,674 service members

(approximately 30,000 are assessed as possibly-recoverable) still

unaccounted for from World War II. Ferrara’s name is recorded on the Tablets

of the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten,

Netherlands, an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with others

who are missing from WWII.  Although interred as an "unknown" his grave was

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

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

he has been accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Ferrara will be buried Sept. 25, 2019, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

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.

 

Ferrara’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xh8VEAS

 

/////

 

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 26 August, 2019 13:45
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Kentucky Sailor Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Machinist's Mate 1st Class Ulis C. Steely, 25, of Corbin, Kentucky, killed

during World War II, was accounted for on Oct. 15, 2018.

 

(This identification was initially published on Nov. 16, 2018.)

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Steely 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 Steely. 

 

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

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

Cemeteries.

 

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

personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves

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

the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification

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

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

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

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

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

be identified as non-recoverable, including Steely.

 

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

Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

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

anthropological analysis.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces

Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA,) analysis.

 

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

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,674 still unaccounted for from

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

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

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

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

 

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

443-9298.

 

Steely will be buried Oct. 5, 2019, in his hometown of Corbin, Kentucky.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Steely's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeJkEAK

 

/////

 

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

Funeral Notice!

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 26 August, 2019 11:09
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Mississippi Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Master Sgt. James G. Cates, 29, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, killed during

the Korean War, was accounted for on May 31, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published June 4, 2019.

 

In late November 1950, Cates was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st

Infantry Regiment, 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. The American forces

withdrew south with the Chinese attacks continuing. By December 6, the U.S.

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

Soldiers had been either captured, killed or went missing in enemy

territory. Because Cates could not be accounted for by his unit at the end

of the battle, he was reported missing in action as of Dec. 3, 1950.

 

In September 1954, as part of Operation Glory, where the United Nations

Command, Chinese People's Volunteer Forces and Korean People's Army

exchanged war dead at Munsan-ni, South Korea, the United Nations received 25

sets of remains reported to have been recovered from isolated burial sites

east of the Chosin Reservoir.  The remains were sent to the Central

Identification Unit for attempted identification.  One set, designated

X-15903 was declared unidentifiable.  They were then transferred to the

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

Honolulu and were interred as Unknown.

 

In February 2013, following thorough historical and scientific analysis,

X-15903 was disinterred from the Punchbowl and sent to the laboratory for

analysis.

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

anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

circumstantial and material evidence.  Additionally, scientists from the

Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)

analysis.

 

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

in this mission.

 

Today, 7,631 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.  Cates' 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.

 

Cates will be buried Sept. 21, 2019, in a location 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.

 

Cates' personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000DtbUDEAZ

 

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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

Funeral Notice!

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 26 August, 2019 10:29
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Iowa Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Laurel W. Ebert, 27, of Blairstown, Iowa, killed during World War II, was

accounted for on July 1, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published on July 9, 2019.)

 

On Nov. 26, 1942, Ebert was a member of Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment,

32nd Infantry Division, serving as part of a nine-person patrol to find and

silence an enemy machine gun position somewhere west of the Sanananda Track

in the Cape Killerton area of the Australian Territory of Papua (present-day

Papua New Guinea.)  Six members of the patrol, including Ebert, failed to

return following the mission.  He was subsequently listed as missing in

action.

 

On Jan. 15, 1943, the remains of an unidentified American Soldier were

interred at the U.S. Temporary Cemetery Sanananda #3.  In March 1945, the

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

were designated "Unknown X-44." 

 

In 1947, the American Graves Registration service exhumed approximately

11,000 sets of remains, including X-44, which was redesignated as X-3127,

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

Philippines.  X-3127 could not be identified and was interred at Fort

McKinley (now the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.)

 

In May 2017, Unknown X-3127 (X-44) was disinterred, and the remains were

sent to the DPAA Laboratory for analysis.

 

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

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.

 

Ebert will be buried Sept. 20, 2019, in his hometown of Blairstown, Iowa.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,674 service members still

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

assessed as possibly-recoverable.  Ebert'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.

 

Ebert's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xhi4EAC

 

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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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Two (2) new links have been added to the RIDE HOME website - http://www.theridehome.com/home-1.html -home page at the bottom. Both will take you back a bit; one to 2012; one to 2018. Both were done by professional photographers - Fran Barber-Bruyn and Christopher Martin. Don't hesitate to share with your friends, that's what they are there for. Hope to see you at the Museum of Aviation, Robins Air Force Base this September 19, 20 & 21 as we celebrate National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2019.

 

STILL Missing in Action/Unaccounted For since 1941, as of 26 August 2019:

World War II – 72,674

Korean War – 7,631

Cold War - 126

Vietnam War – 1.587

Iraq/Afghanistan & Others - 6

 

Until they ALL come Home……….

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From: Duus, Kristen L SFC USARMY DPAA EC (USA) <kristen.l.duus.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 23 August, 2019 12:46
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New Jersey Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

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

Forces Staff Sgt. Paul Cybowski, 25, of South Plainfield, New Jersey, killed

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

 

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

 

In September 1943, Cybowski was a member of the 373rd Bombardment Squadron,

308th Bombardment Group, based in Yangkai, China. On Sept. 15, 1943,

Cybowski was a gunner aboard a B-24D aircraft, on a bombing mission over

Haiphong, French Indochina (present-day Vietnam.) Approximately 50 Japanese

fighters attacked the formation as it turned to make a run over the target,

shooting down three of the five American aircraft. Five crewmembers were

able to bail prior to the crash, but Cybowski, and four other crewmembers,

were killed during the attack.

 

On Oct. 12, 1945, the American Graves Registration Service recovered five

sets of remains from a European cemetery in Hai Duong, French Indochina. The

five sets included two known U.S. casualties and three Unknowns, designated

X-16, X-17 and X-18. The Unknowns were redesignated X-42, X-43 and X-44

Kunming, and were subsequently buried in the U.S. Military Cemetery in

Kunming, China.

 

By April 1947, all U.S. Unknowns buried in China were disinterred and sent

to the U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory in Honolulu. In 1949,

remains that could not be identified were interred at the National Memorial

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

including Unknown X-43.

 

Based upon the original recovery location of X-43, a DPAA historian

determined that there was good potential to identify this Unknown. On April

15, 2019, Unknown X-43 was disinterred and the remains were sent to the

laboratory for analysis.

 

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence.

 

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

in this mission.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Cybowski will be buried Sept. 25, 2019, in his hometown. South Plainfield, New Jersey.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,674 service members

(approximately 30,000 are assessed as possibly-recoverable) still

unaccounted for from World War II. Cybowski'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.

 

Cybowski's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000153relEAA

 

/////

 

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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