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AMERICANS IDENTIFIED SINCE 1989
WWII, KOREA, COLD WAR

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Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

Jan 2006 - May 2007

June 2007 - Dec 2008


Jan 2009 - June 2009

June 2009 -Dec 2010

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Jan 2013 - Dec 2013

Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Jan 2020-Dec 2020

Jan 2021 - July 2021
 

 

2021
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Stories and Press Releases below chart

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2021

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Member Rank First and Last Name Service Unit Lost Location Date Announced Funeral Date Funeral Location
Sgt. Howard R. Belden U.S. Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 10/20/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class Edward E. Casinger U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 10/19/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Hal J. Allison U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 10/19/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Pete Turk U.S. Navy USS California 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 10/12/2021    
Cpl. Marvin D. Actkinson U.S. Army Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 10/5/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Joseph M. Robertson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 10/5/2021    
Pvt. Robert J. Herynk U.S. Army K Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 11/26/1942 Sanananda, Papua 10/1/2021    
Staff Sgt. Richard G. Salsbury U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 9/30/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Laverne A. Nigg U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/28/2021    
Fireman 1st Class James O. McDonald U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/28/2021    
Pfc. Don D. Dowler, Jr. U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 9/28/2021    
Staff Sgt. William R. Linder U.S. Army Company E, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 11/16/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 9/28/2021    
Pvt. Archie V. Fleeman U.S. Army Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 11/11/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 9/28/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class Benjiman C. Terhune U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/20/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Buford H. Dyer U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/20/2021    
Cpl. Andrew Pellerito U.S. Marine Corps Company K, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/20/1943 Tarawa 9/2/2021    
Hosptial Apprentice 1st Class Keefe R. Connolly U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/2/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class John G. Bock, Jr. U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 9/1/2021    
Sgt. Francis W. Wiemerslage U.S. Army Air Forces 549th Bombardment Squadron, 385th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force 3/2/1945 Germany 8/31/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Joseph C. Rouse U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/30/2021    
1st Lt. Richard W. Horrigan U.S. Army Air Forces 22nd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force 4/19/1945 Germany 8/25/2021    
Electrician's Mate 1st Class Harvey C. Herber U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/25/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Edward E. Talbert U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/25/2021    
Machinist's Mate 1st Class Harold F. Carney U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/12/2021    
Pfc. Charles R. Taylor U.S. Marine Corps USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/11/2021    
Sgt. Larry S. Wassil U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division 12/28/1944 Bergstein, Germany 8/10/2021    
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Herman Schmidt U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/10/2021    
2nd Lt. Henry D. Mitchell U.S. Army Air Forces 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force 7/8/1944 Austria 8/6/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Biacio Casola U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 8/3/2021    
Capt. Nando A. Cavalieri U.S. Army Air Forces 324th Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force 2/3/1945 Berlin, Germany 8/2/2021    
Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Helms U.S. Army Company E, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 10/2/1944 Katerbosch, Netherlands 7/30/2021    
Pvt. Emmet W. Schwartz U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division 12/27/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 7/30/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Harold W. Lindsey U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/28/2021    
Pfc. William L. Groh, Jr. U.S. Army Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 11/13/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 7/23/2021    
Pvt. Andrew J. Ladner U.S. Army 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division 11/30/1942 Sanananda, Papua 7/23/2021    
Fire Controlman 3rd Class Jack A. Breedlove U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/2021 Pearl Harbor 7/23/2021    
1st Lt. Alan E. Petersen U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 7/22/2021    
Pvt. Stephen C. Mason U.S. Army Headquarters Co., 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 11/3/1944 Beek, Netherlands 7/22/2021    
Pfc. Berton J. McQueen U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 11/23/1944 Clefcy, France 7/22/2021    
Pfc. Bill Morrison U.S. Army Company G, 2nd Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/8/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 7/21/2021    
1st Lt. James E. Wright U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division 9/10/1944 Dornot, France 7/20/2021    
Pfc. Glenn F. White U.S. Marine Corps Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 7/7/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Arthur R. Thinnes U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/6/2021    
Storekeeper 1st Class Harry E. Walker U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 7/6/2021    
Pfc. Morris E. Swackhammer U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 11/22/1944 Fraize, France 7/6/2021    
2nd Lt. Anel B. Shay, Jr. U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 7/1/2021    
Sgt. Bernard J. Sweeney, Jr. U.S. Army Company I, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division 12/16/1944 Germany 6/21/2021    
Chief Machinist's Mate Ralph A. Derrington U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/21/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Donald A. Stott U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/21/2021    
1st Lt. Jack K. Wood U.S. Army Air Forces 344th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 6/18/2021    
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Seaman 1st Class David F. Tidball U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/18/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Walter S. Belt, Jr. U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/18/2021    
Cpl. Charles E. Lee U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/20/1950 South Korea 6/18/2021    
Tech. Sgt. Arthur W. Countryman U.S. Army Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 11/20/2021 Hürtgen, Germany 6/17/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Malcolm J. Barber U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/16/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Leroy K. Barber U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/16/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class Randolph H. Barber U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/16/2021    
Chief Water Tender Claude White U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/15/2021    
Sgt. Elwood M. Truslow U.S. Army Company L, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 6/11/2021    
Cpl. Kenneth R. Foreman U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 6/9/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Walter R. Pentico U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 6/4/2021    
1st Lt. Myles W. Esmay U.S. Army Company B, 236th Engineer Combat Battalion, reinforcing the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) 6/7/1944 Myitkyina, Burma 6/3/2021    
Musician 2nd Class Charlton H. Ferguson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/18/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Raymond D. Boynton U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/18/2021    
Cmdr. Paul C. Charvet U.S. Naval Reserve Attack Squadron 215, USS Bon Homme Richard 3/21/1967 Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam 5/14/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Everett C. Titterington U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/14/2021    
Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Leaman R. Dill U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/14/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Robert J. Harr U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/11/2021    
Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Charles D. Brown U.S. Navy USS West Virginia 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/11/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class William K. Shafer U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 5/11/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Russell O. Ufford U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/30/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Charles L. Saunders U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/28/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class Ralph C. Battles U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/28/2021 8/28/2021 Boaz, AL
Fireman 3rd Class Harry R. Holmes U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/27/2021    
Lt. Cmdr. Hugh R. Alexander U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/27/2021    
Musician 2nd Class Lloyd P. Wiegand U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/23/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Walter C. Stein U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/21/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Kenneth E. Doernenburg U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/21/2021    
2nd Lt. Ernest N. Vienneau U.S. Army Air Forces 340th Bombardment Squadron, 97th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force 11/6/1944 Vis Island, Croatia 4/20/2021    
Water Tender 1st Class Charles E. Hudson U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/20/2021    
Pfc. Philip T. Hoogacker U.S. Army Company D, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment 7/27/1950 Anui, South Korea 4/19/2021    
Patternmaker 1st Class Stanislaw F. Drwall U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/14/2021    
Radioman 3rd Class Charles A. Montgomery U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/9/2021    
Mess Attendant 1st Class Octavius Mabine U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/5/2021    
Pfc. Raymond A. Smith U.S. Army Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/2/1950 North Korea 4/1/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Neal K. Todd U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 4/1/2021 7/10/2021 Akeley, MN
Water Tender 1st Class Milo E. Phillips U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/30/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Wilbur F. Ballance U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/24/2021 12/3/2021 Honolulu, HI
Fireman 1st Class Harold E. Bates U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/24/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Elmer P. Lawrence U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/24/2021    
Signalman 1st Class Eugene M. Skaggs U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/24/2021    
Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class George L. Paradis U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/22/2021    
Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Everett R. Stewart U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/18/2021    
Pfc. Jack E. Hill U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company D, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 3/18/2021    
Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas J. Valentine U.S. Army Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 3/17/2021    
Cpl. Walter A. Smead U.S. Army Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division 12/6/1950 North Korea 3/17/2021    
Electrician's Mate 3rd Class Leslie P. Delles U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/17/2021    
Fireman 2nd Class Carl M. Bradley U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/15/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Denis H. Hiskett U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/15/2021    
1st Lt. Robert Parker U.S. Army Air Forces 35th Fighter Squadron, 8th Fighter Group 11/15/1943 New Guinea 3/15/2021    
Signalman 3rd Class Austin H. Hesler U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/10/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class Michael Malek U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 3/10/2021    
Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun U.S. Army 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division 5/23/1951 North Korea 3/5/2021 9/29/2021 Wichita, Kansas
Pfc. Juan F. Gutierrez U.S. Army 200th Coast Artillery Regiment 11/19/1942 Cabanatuan, Philippines 3/3/2021    
Pvt. Lyle W. Reab U.S. Army Company F, 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division 11/9/1944 Vossenack, Germany 2/25/2021 6/8/2021 Aurora, Nebraska
Pfc. J.L. Hancock U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force 11/22/1943 Tarawa 2/24/2021 8/4/2021 San Antonio
Pfc. Michaux Turbeville U.S. Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/1/1950 North Korea 2/17/2021    
Cpl. Paul Mitchem U.S. Army Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 7/7/1950 Ch'onan, South Korea 2/17/2021    
Fireman 1st Class William D. Tucker U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/17/2021    
Seaman 2nd Class David Clark, Jr. U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/10/2021    
Ship's Cook 3rd Class Robert Goodwin U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/10/2021 5/14/2021 Topeka, KS
Fireman 1st Class James W. Davenport, Jr. U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/10/2021    
Boilermaker 1st Class William E. Blanchard U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/9/2021 6/7/2021 Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Seaman 1st Class Wallace G. Mitchell U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/5/2021    
Pfc. John F. Middleswart U.S. Marine Corps USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/4/2021 6/8/2021 San Diego
Radioman 3rd Class Theodore Q. Jensen U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/3/2021 6/2/2021 Delta, UT
Seaman 2nd Class Howard S. Magers U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 2/2/2021    
Radioman 3rd Class Earl M. Ellis U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021 7/15/2021 Eureka, CA
Shipfitter 3rd Class Robert E. Bailey U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Seaman 1st Class Gerald J. Bailey U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Beoin H. Corzatt U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Fireman 1st Class Wesley J. Brown U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Water Tender 1st Class Oliver K. Burger U.S. Navy USS Oklahoma 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor 1/27/2021    
Tech. Sgt. Frank A. Norris U.S. Army Air Forces 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 1/22/2021    
Pvt. Alevin A. Hathaway U.S. Army Company E, 2nd Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division 11/6/1944 Hürtgen, Germany 1/22/2021    
Tech. Sgt. Alfred F. Turgeon U.S. Army Air Forces 344th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force 8/1/1943 Ploiesti, Romania 1/14/2021   Shoreline, WA
Pfc. William J. Sharp U.S. Army Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. 7/24/1950 Hwanggon, South Korea 12/23/2020    
Cpl. Roy H. Thomas U.S. Army Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division 12/12/1950 North Korea 12/23/2020    

List posted 10/24/2021

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

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

 

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

 

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

I hope this helps,

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

 
3 days ago — US journalist Danny Fenster has been released from prison in Myanmar after he was sentenced to 11 years in jail by a military court three days ...
Nov 9, 2021 — Former presidential guard Trevor Reed, 30, was handed a nine-year prison sentence in July 2019 after allegedly assaulting two Russian police ...
November 18, 2021
In this World War II-era photograph provided by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, U.S. Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin, ...

 
In this World War II-era photograph provided by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Charles G. McMackin, of Revere, ...

 
... according to a statement from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, but the announcement was not made until Wednesday because his family was ...
Before his capture, Skardon had earned two Silver Stars and four Bronze Stars for valor while leading Company A of the 92nd Infantry Regiment PA ...

Charles G. McMackin, 26, was accounted for in August, according to a statement from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, but the annoucement was not ...

14 and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a date that has yet to be determined, according to the The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

 

November 17, 2021
... members from our past wars and conflicts,” said Sfc. Sean Everette, DPAA spokesperson. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency was created in 2015.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Wednesday that Army Sergeant Howard Belden of Hague was accounted for in October.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has identified the remains of a Korean War veteran who was killed in action. Army Sargent Howard R.
November 16, 2021
— In about four months, you'll be able to see a retired war aircraft up close at a site near Cecil Airport. This is Phase 1 of a National POW/MIA ...

 
Funeral for Douglas soldier killed in Korean War set for Wednesday. Sgt. 1st Class Frank G. Vejar(Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency).

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2021/11/15/former-iran-hostage-buried-kentucky-veterans-cemetery.html

RADCLIFF, Ky. — Donald Hohman, who was among the Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days between 1979 and 1981, was laid to rest along with his wife in a veterans' cemetery in Kentucky.

The couple, both 79, lived in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and died within several days of each other this fall after contracting COVID-19, their daughter-in-law, Jocelyn Hohman, told the Lexington Herald-Leader. They were married for 52 years....

Brandon Caserta was 21 when he died by suicide at Norfolk Naval Station in ... He joined the Navy right out of high school and dove into the SEAL ...


 

November 14, 2021
... peacekeeping, POW/MIA, repatriation, peace corps volunteers, people-to-people linkage and other key regional issues of shared interests.
November 11, 2021
Cadets from the U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 410 began their solemn Veterans Day vigil at dusk as the temperature dipped and light rain fell.

 
JPAC is now known as the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and is the Department of Defense's agency tasked with returning U.S. military ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced in October that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Harold W. Lindsey, 26, of San Antonio, killed during ...
November 7, 2021
(Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency). ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly eight decades have passed since William Linder, known to loved ones as “Bud,” ...
Between June and November 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis, ...
6, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) identified the remains of Seaman First Class Edward Everette Talbert.
WRGT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Monday Army Cpl. Kenneth R. Foreman, 19, of Mount Orab, Ohio, ...

Former U.S. Senator and Vietnam veteran Max Cleland (D-GA) delivers his remarks at ceremonies marking the 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day at ...
... to those killed in action and those receiving the Medal of Honor, the Silver Star or the Purple Heart. “The retirement ceremony isn't for you.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Monday that Army Cpl. Kenneth R. Foreman, 19, of Mount Orab, Ohio, killed during the Korean ...
November 10, 2021
... been identified through DNA testing as Army Cpl. Charles E. Lee, 18, of Cincinnati, according to The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

 
Dr. Ian Spurgeon is from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and he'll be speaking at the Cranberry Township Public Library this Friday from 1 ...
Two new sites where Major San D. Francisco's body may have been buried in 1968 have been identified. The U.S. Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting ...

 
—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Tuesday that Army Pfc. Juan F. Gutierrez, 26, of Santa Fe, who was captured and died as a ...
 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency reports in a news release that 26-year-old Pfc. Juan F. Gutierrez of Santa Fe was captured and died as a ...

 
WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on Nov. 8 that Army Cpl. Kenneth R. Foreman, 19, of Mount Orab, Ohio, ...

 
POW/MIA flag to fly on all operating vessels Nov. 11. SEATTLE – At 11:11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, all operating Washington State Ferries ...

 
The vehicle features decals of each of the five U.S. military branches, a yellow ribbon, camouflage highlights, and POW/MIA emblems.
 
Each day I wear a POW-MIA bracelet that bears the name Marine Lance Cpl. Edward J. Rykoskey, who went missing after being ambushed during a recon ...
November 11, 2021
Science and the persistence of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency found more of Gutierrez's skeletal remains at least seven years ago in a ...

 
Pearl Harbor Sailor Fireman 3rd Class Kenneth L. Jayne was identified on April 14, 2016, by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) after ...

... National Park Service and the Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency. "Battlefields resonate for veterans," said AVAR CEO Dr. Stephen Humphreys.

He said he was told by those handling the Navy's POW-MIA work that they were going to disinter the remains and begin trying to identify them through ...
November 11, 2021
This particular day, I noticed the Black POW-MIA Flag flying in front of the new Court House. I was brought back to 1970 in my college cafeteria ...

 
Co-owner Sarah Vassh of Vassh Excavating & Grading Inc. on Tuesday afternoon examines a POW/MIA bracelet her employee Sam DuVall found among the ...
Pearl Harbor Sailor Kenneth L. Jayne was identified on Apr. 14, 2016, by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) after being missing from ...
A historian with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency recently determined that one set of unidentified remains possibly belonged to Schwartz.

 
That's why Mike Cassata is working to expand the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial for it to become a nationally designated memorial and museum.

 
COURTESY OF THE DEFENSE POW/MIA ACCOUNTING AGENCY. Stock photo. The remains of a soldier killed during World War II, Army Pvt. Emmet W. Schwartz, ...
He remains very active with POW/MIA groups and works tirelessly to see that there are proper burials for veterans cremains left in funeral homes.

 
The future plans for the National POW-MIA Memorial and Museum include a hall where the names of all the MIA soldiers will be projected on a glass wall ...

 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10194387/US-journalist-Danny-Fenster-jailed-11-YEARS-Myanmar-incitement-against-military.html

 

US journalist Danny Fenster is jailed for 11 YEARS in Myanmar for 'incitement against the military' - and could yet be jailed for life after being accused of terrorism

  • US journalist Danny Fenster, 37, jailed for 11 years in a Myanmar court on Friday
  • He was found guilty of 'incitement against the military' following the Feb 1 coup
  • Fenster also faces more charges of terrorism, which could see him jailed for life 

 

RESCUE MISSION

Arthur Donald DeLacy would have--by all rights, should have--turned 65 a week ago yesterday. Instead, the redheaded Chicago kid who had always wanted to fly was swallowed up by the Korean War more than 40 years ago.

In a sense, Art DeLacy was fortunate, because his memory was kept alive, and because it helped bring about the Korean War Veterans Memorial, which will be dedicated Thursday....


 

https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/local-news-local-news/packed-crowd-cheers-on-bransons-veterans-day-parade/?nxs_link=big-story_1_title_4&email=6d3b71cec3dff592339efa10b43e2fd7b3420df1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=KOZL%20Daily%20News%202021-11-12&utm_term=Daily%20News

Packed crowd cheers on Branson’s Veterans Day Parade
 
BRANSON, Mo. – The annual Veterans Day Parade started in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year as per tradition. The parade was led by its grand marshal, Brigadier General James P. Schreffler. Excited veterans and their families lined the streets of Branson from ...
 
November 12, 2021
This year marks 50 years since the POW-MIA flag was born. It is considered a beacon of hope not only for the soldiers from the Vietnam War but all the ...
November 13, 2021
Defense POW / MIA Accounting Office says Pfc. Burbank's Walter L. Collier was identified on May 25, but his family was just recently briefed.
November 13, 2021
... counter-terrorism, peacekeeping, POW/MIA, repatriation, peace corps volunteers, people-to-people linkage and other key regional issues of ...
https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2021/11/12/yemens-houthi-terrorists-delisted-by-biden-stage-mass-kidnapping-of-u-s-employees/


Yemen’s Houthi Terrorists – Delisted by Biden – Stage Mass Kidnapping of U.S. Employees
The State Department claimed most have been released, but “several” employees of what used to be the U.S. embassy in Sana’a – which has not been functioning normally since the Houthis seized the city in 2015 – are still being held captive. The Houthis have also occupied the building that used to house the embassy....

November 7, 2021
Since then, scientists at Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) labs in Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii, and Offutt Air Force Base, ...

 

November 7, 2021
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Sad News
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2021 23:23:12 +0000
From: John Pagel <tfosoca@msn.com>

 
Sorry to inform you of the passing of Catherine Hastings, mother of S/SGT Steven M Hastings. Kathy passed last night surrounded by family at home.
 
Cards can be sent to
The Hasting Family
C/O Tim Hastings
350 E. Mariposa CT
Upland, CA 91784

 
(Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency). ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly eight decades have passed since William Linder, known to loved ones as “Bud,” ...

 

November 8, 2021
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced in a press release ... all the MIAs and POWs before and always had been disappointed,” Nancy said.
November 9, 2021
A simple bracelet of copper or nickel worn on the wrists of millions of Americans became a symbol of hope and concern for the treatment of ...
November 9, 2021
Earlier this year, Connolly was identified by investigators with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency who exhumed the unidentified remains from ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Monday Army Cpl. Kenneth R. Foreman, 19, of Mount Orab, Ohio, who was killed during the ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on Monday that Army Pvt. Archie V. Fleeman, 19, of Bell, California, killed during World ...
... the Korean War in 1950 was identified earlier this year and has been accounted for, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Monday the remains belonged to Army Cpl. Kenneth Foreman of Mount Orab, Ohio, a small town about 40 ...

 
A simple bracelet of copper or nickel worn on the wrists of millions of Americans became a symbol of hope and concern for the treatment of ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Monday the soldier is Army Cpl. Kenneth Foreman. Cpl. Foreman was a member of Company A, ...

 
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPPA) historian was studying American losses in area of Hürtgen, Germany, ...
At the 2019 vigil, post commander Bob Hinkle said the POWs and MIAs are ... Earlier this year, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the ...

 
The POW-MIA flag's Baker connection ... US Navy Commander Michael Hoff was listed as missing in action after his A-7 Corsair jet was shot down over Laos ...

 
A Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPPA) historian was studying American losses in area of Hürtgen, Germany, when they came across a set of ...

 
 

https://nypost.com/2021/11/08/ex-marine-trevor-reed-locked-up-in-russian-prison-goes-on-hunger-strike-family-says/
 

Ex-marine locked up in Russian prison goes on hunger strike

A former United States Marine who has been detained by Russian authorities has gone on hunger strike in protest of his prison conditions, according to his family.

Trevor Reed, 30, has not eaten since his strike began on Nov. 4, his Russian girlfriend told ABC.....

 
November 4, 2021
NEWS
 
WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Michaux Turbeville, 31, of Dillon, killed during the ...

 
The remains of a Marine from California who was killed during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA ...

 
7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced. Pfc. Walter L. Collier of Burbank was ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Pfc. Walter L. Collier of Burbank was identified on May 25 but his family only recently received a ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Wednesday that Army Pfc. Michaux Turbeville was accounted for on Feb. 16, 2021.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency reports that Marine Corps Cpl. Andrew Pellerito of Grand Rapids, killed during World War II, was accounted ...

 
... in December 1950 during the Korean War will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, according to the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) confirmed remains of Army Pfc. Michaux Turbeville, 31, of Dillon, South Carolina, killed during the ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Wednesday that Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward E. Talbert, 19, of Albemarle, was accounted for on ...

 
And, let us “never forget” our POW/MIA soldiers. November is also, National Adoption Month. For anyone who has ever thought of adopting, ...
November 5, 2021
7, 1941, in the attack on Pearl Harbor. His remains were recently identified and will be buried in Hawaii. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency).

 
Pfc. Walter L. Collier of Burbank was identified on May 25 but his family only recently received a full briefing, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting ...

 
The remains of two sailors who were killed during the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA ...

 
Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward E. Talbert Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward E. Talbert, 19, of Albemarle, ...

 
Army Pfc. Michaux Turbeville was accounted for on Feb. 16, 2021, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announcement made Wednesday ...

 
... died when Japanese planes attacked the battleship at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. (Images provided by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency).

 
BURBANK, CA — The remains of a Marine from Burbank who was killed during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA ...

 
... the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's senior enlisted adviser, ... to his fellow POWs reveal so much of the man whose body we honor today ...

 
As at most Veterans events, the moving POW/MIA flag & table set up is presented & explained. pic.twitter.com/bfWn4OGydX.

 
The remains of two sailors killed at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced.
November 6, 2021
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Aug. 24, 2021, that Vejar was accounted for on April 14, 2021. 

 
11 thanks to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's efforts to identify unknown service members. “I want to thank all the folks who have worked ...

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed USS Oklahoma Unknowns in 2015. Connolly was identified for on February 11, 2021.

 
After his remains were missing for more than seven decades, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency shared on Aug. 24 that his remains were located.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed remains from the USS Oklahoma in 2015 and were able to identify Connolly.

 
Gene Ramos, former prisoner of war (POW) while assigned to 3rd Infantry Division in the Korean War, attends the POW/MIA ceremony in Freedom Park ...

 
DEFENSE POW/MIA ACCOUNTING AGENCY. Born on Oct. 26, 1918 in New Diggings, Connolly enlisted in the Navy in October 1937.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced in a press release issued in June that Sitarz had finally been accounted for May 27, 2020.
   
 
 
The event began with an introduction by P.O.W. Network Chairman Mary Schantag. This was followed by the posting of the colors by Branson High ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 8 November, 2021 14:27
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Ohio Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

Nov. 8, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Kenneth R. Foreman, 19, of Mount Orab, Ohio, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 7, 2021.

                         

In late 1950, Foreman was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, after his unit was attacked by enemy forces as they attempted to withdraw near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

 

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

 

Foreman’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are still missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

Foreman will be buried Dec. 2, 2021, in his hometown.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa  or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Foreman’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000RlYQYEA3.

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 8 November, 2021 10:00
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - California Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Nov. 9, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Archie V. Fleeman, 19, of Bell, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 23, 2021.

 

In late 1944, Fleeman was assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. His unit was part of the Hürtgen Forest offensive, near Hürtgen, Germany, where he was serving as a stretcher bearer for wounded troops. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 11. German forces never listed him as a prisoner of war. The War Department issued a presumptive finding of death on Nov. 12, 1945.

 

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

 

While studying unresolved American losses in the Hürtgen area, a DPAA historian determined that one set of unidentified remains, designated X-8117 St. Avold, originally discovered by a German team clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance from the woods in 1946, possibly belonged to Fleeman. The remains, which had been buried in Ardennes American Cemetery, were disinterred in August 2018 and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for examination and identification.

 

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

 

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

 

Fleeman will be buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The date has yet to be decided.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Fleeman’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000004qTSEAY.

 

//////

 

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

 

... Wisconsinites killed during WWII and interred elsewhere, to be identified through forensic testing by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
McCall was buried on Betio Island in a mass grave of American servicemen, WJTV reported. The gravesite was discovered in 2019, and the defense POW/MIA ...
... April 2019 and sent for further testing at a Defense Pow/MIA Accounting Agency lab in Nebraska, according to the Army account of the process.
A Marine from Grand Rapids who was killed during World War II has been accounted for, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday.
His remains were officially identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Sept. 23. Linder's remains were finally brought back home to the ...

 
Grand Rapids Marine Corporal Andrew Pellerito has been identified, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday.
October 29, 2021
WWII Marine Harold Hayden is laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery almost 78 years after his remains went missing (Deense POW/MIA Accounting ...

 
... between 1941 and June 1944 and they were interred in the Halawa and Nu'uanu Cemeteries, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

 
For information about missing Americans, see Robert Levinson Fast Facts or POW/MIA in Iraq and Afghanistan Fast Facts.

 
Credit: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). For Warren Hayden, it was difficult for him to believe that the carcasses of one of his family ...

 
WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Harold W. Lindsey, 26, of San Antonio, ...

 
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden of Norwood, Ohio, ...

 
While studying unresolved American losses in the Hurtgen area, a historian with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency determined that one set of ...

 
Hayden of Norwood, Ohio, died on the third day of the Battle of Tarawa on Nov. 22, 1943, according to a news release from the Defense POW/MIA ...

 
... according to a news release from the Defense POW / MIA Accounting Office (DPAA). The family is that he has been missing for almost 78 years, ...
October 28, 2021
The Jersey City resident was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. At the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Mason's name is among the 1,722 ...

 
Sitarz's remains went unidentified from 1944 through 2020, when the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said he had been identified.

 
... also dedicated a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) for a local veteran who may have been captured by the enemy or listed as missing.
Sirs

Saws this from the Library of COngress:
https://www.loc.gov/collections/vietnam-era-pow-mia-database

Sincerely

T. F.

 

October 27, 2021
He was killed in action two months after I came home from Vietnam, and (he) was awarded a Silver Star. He was my closest friend. And I determined that ...

 
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Veterans Advisory Council hosted an official POW-MIA ceremony to honor United States military prisoners of war and ...

 
His remains were then flown to a DOD lab in Honolulu, with a DNA identification made by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) on March 30, ...

 
Sybil, a fellow POW wife, had assembled a group of POW-MIA wives. They began as a small, local support group, but became a national phenomenon.


..... I thought you might be interested in this virtual event with Sam Farran, POW and author of The Tightening Dark.

http://www.vfw.org/media-and-events/latest-releases/archives/2021/9/the-tightening-dark

DAP
 
 
From: VFW Publications Department <magazine@vfw.org>
Date: October 25, 2021 at 6:30:26 PM CDT
To:
catdeeann@gmail.com
Subject: VFW Magazine Announcement
Reply-To:
magazine@vfw.org

Attention Checkpoint readers, there’s still time to sign up for a virtual author visit with VFW member Sam Farran on Nov. 10!

Hatchette Books, publisher of Farran’s book The Tightening Dark, will host a virtual author visit with Farran at 7 p.m. EST on Nov. 10, allowing readers to ask questions about the memoir. The Tightening Dark paints a harrowing picture of the conditions and inhumane treatment Farran suffered under the hands of the Houthi, who routinely interrogated and beat him for refusing to confess to lies. But it also exemplifies the sheer mental toughness and profound sense of being that kept Farran alive.

This is the first in an occasional series of author visits through Checkpoint’s Veterans Book Club. If you’d like to receive the link for the virtual visit, please email JDyhouse@vfw.org.

VFW National Headquarters
406 W. 34th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

October 26, 2021
WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 1st Class James O. McDonald, 25, of Levelland, Texas, ...

 
“I deeply appreciate being awarded the POW Medal after all these years. ... Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam proclaims POW/MIA Recognition Week.
October 26, 2021
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Monday that U.S. Army Pvt. Robert J. Herynk, 27, of Hanover, Kansas, killed during World ...

 
Officials from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) confirmed that Navy Mess Attendant 1st Class Octavius Mabine from Portsmouth was ...

 
On July 29, 2021, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden, 19, of Norwood, Ohio, who was killed ...

 
... Army private from Ohio killed in combat in Germany during World War II have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced.
October 24, 2021
... the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced. The agency said Emmet Schwartz, 24, of Dover, was killed in an artillery blast on Dec.

 
Mabine's remains were initially classified as non-recoverable, but were identified through DNA testing after the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 28 October, 2021 10:37
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - USS Oklahoma Sailor From Texas Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Oct. 28, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Harold W. Lindsey, 26, of San Antonio, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 28, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Lindsey 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 Lindsey.

 

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 Lindsey 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 Lindsey.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Lindsey will be buried on Nov. 5, 2021, in Dallas.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Lindsey’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XexUEAS.

 

//////

 

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

 
MIA Soldier returns home 70 years later (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. ... In October 2018, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred ...
WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Friday, Oct. 8, Navy Seaman 2nd Class Charles L. Saunders, 18, ...
October 22, 2021
A sailor who was killed during World War II was accounted for on Dec. 22, 2020, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified the remains of Navy Seaman 1st Class Wesley E. Graham, 21, of Watervliet in June 2020.

 
His remains were located and flown to Chicago for burial in River Grove, Ill. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency).

 
The POW/MIA flag today symbolizes our determination to make certain that all MIA Americans from every war are never forgotten and ultimately accounted ...
... the USS Oklahoma went down at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, has been accounted for, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
German forces never listed Linder as a prisoner of war when he was ... A historian with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency determined that ...
The original POW/MIA table display, as first created by a group of combat pilots during the Vietnam era, did NOT include a Bible.
There will also be a motorcycle group of veterans called POW*MIA Rodeo from Pocatello, that are coming to escort the McCollum family along with ...
October 21, 2021
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Navy Mess Attendant First Class Octavius Mabine of Portsmouth was killed in the Japanese ...
LEVELLAND, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 1st Class James O. McDonald, 25, ...

 
According to a release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Navy Ship's Cook First Class Rodger C. Butts of Portsmouth was accounted for on ...
"There's a saying in the military that you never leave a fallen comrade," said Sean P. Everette, at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

 
LEVELLAND, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 1st Class James O. McDonald, 25, ...

 
R
All are united in the cause to bring full accountability for the Prisoners Of War-Missing In Action (POW/MIA) of all wars, reminding the ...

 
... from Ohio killed in combat in Germany during World War II have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Tuesday.

 
... according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Navy Mess Attendant 1st Class Octavius Mabine, 21, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was on the USS ...

 
A flag raising ceremony Wednesday marked the addition of of American, Wisconsin, POW/MIA and other military flags at the war memorials located ...

 
Those remains were then transferred to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) laboratory in Hawaii. DPAA scientists used anthropological ...

 
After U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Quentin W. McCall was accounted for in September 2019 by the the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the Union Church ...

 
In 2019, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency contracted Western Carolina University to excavate several possible locations in the Zullsdorf area ...

 
During that time he was wounded and held as a prisoner of war for nine ... Post # 7 in Hardwick and a life member of the POW-MIA organization.

Austin earned the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. After his distinguished military service, he returned to Forest to practice ...

 “I don’t dwell on yesterday, or tomorrow for that matter. I just wake up every morning expecting something good to happen.”


 
 

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Ship's Cook 1st Class Rodger C. Butts, 47, of Portsmouth, Virginia, killed ...

 

 
 

 
The Cass County Honor Guard will assist as the Color Guard. Members of the Indiana Patriot Guard and the POW/MIA Rolling Thunder will provide a ...

 

 
 

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has identified the remains of 76 service members from those 55 boxes, all but nine were from the Battle of ...

... group's partnership with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. She plans to get her master's degree and pursue archaeology professionally.

 

... they believe that anybody who ever even looks at a uniform, whether you're a generator mechanic and the Coast Guard or a medal of honor Marine ...
 
... from Ohio killed in combat in Germany during World War II have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Tuesday.

 

 
 

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Tuesday that 47-year-old Navy Ship's Cook 1st Class Rodger C. Butts of Portsmouth was ...

 

 
 

 
“There's a saying in the military that you never leave a fallen comrade,” said Sean P. Everette, at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

... from Ohio killed in combat in Germany during World War II have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Tuesday.
 

 
 

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA, said in a release that Army Staff Sgt. ... German forces never listed him as a prisoner of war.

 

 
 

 
DOVER, Ohio (WJW) – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Tuesday that a Northeast Ohio soldier killed in 1944 has been ...

 
... when divers from the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) ... U.S military members who are listed as missing or as prisoners of war, ...

 

 
 

 
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) historians and anthropologists proposed a plan to disinter and properly identify the 652 sets of Korean ...

 

 
 

 
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, more than 70,000 Americans remain unaccounted for from WWII. Brookman said she hopes others who ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 20 October, 2021 11:31
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - USS Oklahoma Sailor From Virginia Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Petty Officer Mabine was accounted for in November 2020, but his family only recently received their full briefing, which is why this release is going out now.

 

Oct. 20, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Mess Attendant 1st Class Octavius Mabine, 21, of Portsmouth, Virginia, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Nov. 24, 2020.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Mabine 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 Mabine. 

 

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 Mabine.

 

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

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

 

Mabine’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.

 

Mabine will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The date has yet to be decided.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Mabine’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe02EAC.

 

//////

 

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: 19 October, 2021 11:27
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Ohio Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Oct. 19, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Emmet W. Schwartz, 24, of Dover, Ohio, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 9, 2021.

 

In December 1944, Schwartz was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division. His unit was part of an effort to capture Obermaubach, Germany, near the town of Hürtgen, when he was reported killed in action by an artillery blast on Dec. 27. His body was unable to be recovered.

 

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

 

While studying unresolved American losses in the Hürtgen area, a DPAA historian determined that one set of unidentified remains, designated X-7173 St. Avold, originally recovered from a foxhole near Obermaubach by the AGRC in 1946, possibly belonged to Schwartz. The remains, which had been buried in Rhône American Cemetery in Draguignan, France, were disinterred in June 2019 and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for examination and identification.

 

To identify Schwartz’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.

 

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

 

Schwartz will be buried Nov. 18, 2021, in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Schwartz’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Ll1eEAC.

 

//////

 

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


 

 
 

 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA, said in a release that Army Staff Sgt. ... German forces never listed him as a prisoner of war.

 

 
 

 
... and DeWitt will be driven up Indiana 29/421 with the Indiana Patriot Guard and the POW/MIA Rolling Thunder providing a motorcycle escort.

 

 
 

 
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10/10/2021

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10078149/Remains-pilot-lost-sea-WWII-buried-Maine.html
 

Remains of pilot shot down in WWII are finally laid to rest in Maine after divers discovered the wreckage of his B-17 bomber in the Adriatic Sea

 

October 9, 2021
Berton J. McQueen, 20, of McKee, was accounted for over the summer, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a statement. Advertisement. McQueen died in ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 19 October, 2021 10:24
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - New York Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

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

 

Oct. 19, 20212

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Robert C. Agard, Jr., 19, of Buffalo, New York, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 29, 2020.

 

In July 1950, Agard was a member of 2nd Platoon, 24th Reconnaissance Company, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on July 19 while conducting a night recon patrol with his unit near Taejon, South Korea. He was never found, nor were any remains recovered that could be identified as Agard. He was declared non-recoverable in January 1956.

 

A set of remains, designated Unknown X-311 Taejon, was found near Daebyeol-dong, a village near Taejon, along with the remains of two members of Agard’s unit, in December 1950. However, X-311 could not be identified. The remains were later transported with all of the unidentified Korean War remains and buried as Unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

In July 2018, DPAA historians and anthropologists proposed a plan to disinter and identify the 652 Korean War unknown burials from the Punchbowl, including 53 recovered from the Taejon area. X-311 was disinterred June 10, 2019, as part of the Korean War Identification Project, and transferred to the DPAA Laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

 

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

 

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

 

Agard will be buried May 30, 2022, in Elmira, New York.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa  or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Agard’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000001VFNEA2.

 

//////

 

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, 2021 15:58
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - South Carolina Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Oct. 18, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Staff Sgt. William R. Linder, 30, of Piedmont, South Carolina, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 23, 2021.

 

In late 1944, Linder was assigned to Company E, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. His unit was part of the Hürtgen Forest offensive, near Hürtgen, Germany, when he was reported missing in action on Nov. 16. German forces never listed him as a prisoner of war. The War Department issued a presumptive finding of death on Nov. 17, 1945.

 

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

 

While studying unresolved American losses in the Hürtgen area, a DPAA historian determined that one set of unidentified remains, designated X-5431 Neuville, originally discovered by local residents shortly after a forest fire swept through the area in 1947, possibly belonged to Linder. The remains, which had been buried in Ardennes American Cemetery, were disinterred in April 2019 and sent to the DPAA laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for examination and identification.

 

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

 

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

 

Linder will be buried Oct. 29, 2021, in Anderson, South Carolina.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Linder’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000ccBjEAI.

 

//////

 

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: 12 October, 2021 10:08
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - Minnesota Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Oct. 12, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Alan E. Petersen, 23, of Brownton, Minnesota, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 9, 2021.

 

In the summer of 1943, Petersen was assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24 Liberator aircraft on which Petersen was serving as a bombardier crashed as a result of enemy anti-aircraft fire during Operation TIDAL WAVE, the largest bombing mission against the oil fields and refineries at Ploiesti, north of Bucharest, Romania. His remains were not identified following the war. The remains that could not be identified were buried as Unknowns in the Hero Section of the Civilian and Military Cemetery of Bolovan, Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania. 

 

Following the war, the American Graves Registration Command (AGRC), the organization that searched for and recovered fallen American personnel, disinterred all American remains from the Bolovan Cemetery for identification. The AGRC was unable to identify more than 80 unknowns from Bolovan Cemetery, and those remains were permanently interred at Ardennes American Cemetery and Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, both in Belgium.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Petersen will be buried Oct. 30, 2021, in Glencoe, Minnesota.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Petersen’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001nzUVCEA2.

 

//////

 

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: 8 October, 2021 07:53
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - USS Oklahoma Sailor From Texas Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

S2c Saunders was accounted for back in February, but his family only recently received their full briefing on his identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

Oct. 8, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Charles L. Saunders, 18, of Winnie, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 11, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Saunders 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 Saunders. 

 

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 Saunders.

 

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

 

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

 

Saunders’ 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.

 

Saunders will be buried Dec. 7, 2021, in his hometown.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Saunders’ personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe0hEAC.

 

//////

 

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 the desk of Carol Hrdlicka, wife of current MIA David Hrdlicka.

 

If YOU are going to” teach YOUR children well”, make sure YOU know the truth. Here is your chance to learn it from the person that lived it then and STILL lives it today.

GBU, Carol  and  your Family!

Bio, Hrdlicka, David L. (pownetwork.org)

Click on attachment above to go directly to Book link at ANAZON.

Enjoy the read  - Share the Education!

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Hrdlicka
Sent: 5 October, 2021 12:26
To: moehog@verizon.net
Subject: Book

 Hi Moe, My name is Carol Hrdlicka wife of POW David L Hrdlicka left in captivity in Laos.  I have written this book as a tribute to David and the other men left alive in captivity.  There are many families that have had similar experiences with the US government in their quest for the truth about their loved ones.  I would appreciate your passing the information on the book to your friends.  This book is found on Amazon or go to web page powhrdlicka.com there is a link they can click on that takes them right to Amazon.

Thanks, Carol

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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 6 October, 2021 07:32
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: CORRECTION: DPAA Release - Illinois Airman Accounted For From World War II

Greetings,

This is a correction of yesterday’s release, which incorrectly stated Sgt. Wiemerslage’s funeral would be in River City, Illinois, when in fact it will be in his hometown of River Grove, Illinois. Apologies for the confusion.

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA)
Sent: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:17 AM
Subject: DPAA Release - Illinois Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Oct. 5, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces Sgt. Francis W. Wiemerslage, 20, of River Grove, Illinois, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 24, 2021.

 

In March 1945, Wiemerslage was assigned to the 549th Bombardment Squadron, 385th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, serving in Germany. He was the ball turret gunner on a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber during a bombing mission over Dresden, on March 2. Enemy fighters attacked the bomber between Berlin and Leipzig, and the plane was shot down. Two of the nine crew members survived the incident, while the rest, including Wiemerslage, were killed. Seven men were reportedly recovered from the wreckage and buried near Züllsdorf. After the war ended, there was no evidence of Wiemerslage being a prisoner of war or having survived, so a Finding of Death was issued a year after the crash.

 

The American Graves Registration Command (AGRC) was charged with recovering the remains of fallen service members in the European Theater following the war. During a series of investigations of the Züllsdorf area between 1947 and 1949, the remains of all of the airmen who died in the B-17 crash, except for Wiemerslage, were found and identified. After 1950, worsening diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union, who controlled this part of Germany at the time, prevented the AGRC from investigating further. In November 1953, two German citizens conducted another search of the area on behalf of the AGRC, finding some bones, including the jaw with some teeth, and part of a wallet. However, it does not appear any further evidence was found. Wiermerslage’s records from the time indicate the dental record was favorable and the wallet bore the initials “F.W.” In March 1954, the remains were interred, to be held until the recovery of additional remains could be completed.

 

In June 2019, DPAA contracted Western Carolina University to excavate several possible locations around the area of Züllsdorf where the remains and wallet were found in the 1950s. Possible osseous material and possible material evidence was found and initially transferred to the Brandenburg Institute for Forensic Medicine before being sent to the DPAA Laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for scientific analysis.

               

To identify Wiemerslage’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.

 

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

 

Wiemerslage will be buried in his hometown on Oct. 23, 2021.

 

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

 

DPAA is grateful to Western Carolina University for their partnership in this mission.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Wiemerslage’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000RlYOKEA3.

 

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Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 5 October, 2021 10:19
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New York Pilot Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

1LT Eggud was accounted for in Sept. 2020, but his family only recently received their full briefing on his recovery and identification, which is why this release is going out now.

 

Oct. 5, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Gabriel J. Eggud, 25, of New York, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 17, 2020.

 

In the summer of 1944, Eggud was a pilot assigned to the 110th Reconnaissance Squadron (Fighter), 71st Reconnaissance Group. On July 6, he was piloting a P-39 Airacobra fighter on a combat mission

 over Wewak, New Guinea, when a released bomb exploded and destroyed his aircraft. Efforts to recover Eggud’s remains were unsuccessful.

 

Following the war, the American Graves Registration Service, the organization that searched for and recovered fallen American personnel, conducted exhaustive searches of battle areas and crash sites in New Guinea, concluding their search in late 1948. Investigators could not find any evidence of Eggud or his aircraft. He was declared non-recoverable Sept. 20, 1949.

 

Between 2001 and 2019, DPAA and its predecessor organizations conducted several investigation and recovery missions in near Wewak, Papua New Guinea. A recovery team in 2019 found possible human remains, possible material evidence, possible life-support equipment, and diagnostic and non-diagnostic aircraft wreckage including cockpit plexiglass, a rudder pedal, a cockpit door handle, a brake control unit, and instrument panel components. At the end of Sept. 2019, all evidence was sent to the DPAA Laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for identification.

 

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

 

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

 

Eggud will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The date has yet to be decided.

 

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

 

DPAA is grateful to the government of Papua New Guinea for their partnership in this mission.

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Eggud’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001nzUyOEAU.

 

/////

 

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: 28 September, 2021 09:58
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - USS Oklahoma Sailor From Wisconsin Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Sept. 28, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Hospital Apprentice 1st Class Keefe R. Connolly, 19, of Markesan, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 11, 2021.

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Connolly 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 Connolly. 

 

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 Connolly.

 

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

 

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

 

Connolly’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.

 

Connolly will be buried Nov. 8, 2021, in his hometown.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Connolly’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XeKqEAK.

 

//////

 

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: 23 September, 2021 10:02
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - North Carolina Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Greetings,

 

Sept. 23, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army 1st Lt. James E. Wright, 25, of Parkton, North Carolina, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 9, 2021.

 

In September 1944, Wright was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division. They were part of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army and had been fighting across France that summer before being stopped by fierce German opposition at the Moselle River near Dornot. On the morning of Sept. 8, Wright’s unit was part of a larger force ordered to cross the river and take up a position in the woods on the east side. They dug their defensive positions in a curved line at the edge of the forest they called Horseshoe Woods. The force held their position against a relentless German attack, taking heavy losses, until Sept. 10, when another crossing of the Moselle was made. Only then were they allowed to retreat. That night and into the morning of Sept. 11 most of the Soldiers were able to retreat across the river, though some officers stayed behind to search the woods for the wounded or missing before recrossing the river. Wright was among the Soldiers reported missing that night. His body was unable to be recovered because of the fighting and German presence on east side of the river.

 

The American Graves Registration Command (AGRC) was charged with recovering the remains of fallen service members in the European Theater following the war. Although some unknown remains were found in and around Horseshoe Woods, none were associated with Wright. AGRC continued operations along the banks of the Moselle until 1951. At that point, Wright was declared non-recoverable.

 

In 2012, a private researcher for the 7th Armored Division Association suggested one of the unknowns recovered from the Horseshoe Woods, known as X-46 Hamm and buried in Luxembourg American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in Hamm, Luxembourg, could be a match to a Soldier from Wright’s unit or the 7th Armored Division. After extensive research and record comparison by DPAA historians and analysts, X-46 was disinterred in May 2016 and sent to the DPAA Laboratory at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, for identification.

 

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

 

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

 

Wright will be buried Oct. 12, 2021, in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Wright’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001edMw4EAE.

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 23 September, 2021 10:58
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: DPAA Release - New York Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Greetings,

 

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

 

Sept. 23, 2021

 

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Donald A. Fabrize, 17, of Cayuga, New York, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 21, 2020.

 

In July 1950, Fabrize was a member of Company B, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported killed in action on July 16 during battle defending, then withdrawing from, positions along the Kum River in South Korea. His remains could not be immediately located or recovered. The Army deemed Fabrize non-recoverable on Jan. 16, 1956.

 

A set of remains, designated Unknown X-36 Taejon, buried in the United Nations Military Cemetery (UNMC) at Taejon, in the vicinity of the Kum River, sometime between July and September 1950 was repeatedly examined during and just after the war to attempt an identification, but ultimately was designated unidentifiable. The remains were later transported with all of the unidentified Korean War remains and buried as Unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

In July 2018, DPAA historians and anthropologists proposed a plan to disinter and identify the 652 Korean War unknown burials from the Punchbowl, including 53 recovered from the UNMC Taejon and Taejon area. X-36 was disinterred July 16, 2019, as part of the Korean War Identification Project, and transferred to the DPAA Laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

 

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

 

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

 

Fabrize will be buried in May 2022 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Fabrize’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000004PGPfEAO.

 

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Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

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

 

Greetings,

 

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

 

Sept. 20, 2021

 

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

                         

In late 1950, Mazzulla was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, after a fighting withdrawal near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

 

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

 

Mazzulla’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are still missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

Mazzulla will be buried in Cranston, Rhode Island. The date has yet to be determined.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, or find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa  or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.

 

Mazzulla’s personnel profile can be viewed at

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

 

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Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

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