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AMERICANS IDENTIFIED SINCE 1989
WWII, KOREA, COLD WAR

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

 

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

List posted 10/24/19

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

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

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

 

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

I hope this helps,

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

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 22 November, 2019 13:11
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Nelson Sailor from Virginia Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 22, 2019

 

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

Navy Seaman 1st Class Stewart Jordan, 20, of Coeburn, Virginia, killed

during World War II, was accounted for Aug. 27, 2019.

 

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

 

In 1944, Jordan was assigned to the USS Nelson, which was anchored off the

coast of Normandy, France. He was killed June 12, 1944, when the ship was

hit by enemy fire. Following the war, his remains could not be identified.

 

On Nov. 3, 1944, a graves registration team learned of remains that had

washed ashore on “Roger White Beach,” in Normandy. The remains were noted to

have a tattoo on the arm, depicting the sinking of the USS Tucker, where

Jordan had been assigned prior to its sinking in August 1942. The remains

were declared unidentifiable and designated as Unknown X-144

Sainte-Mère-Église #2, and were subsequently interred in what is now the

Normandy American Cemetery. Of the 13 crew members unaccounted for from the

USS Nelson, two previously served on the USS Tucker, including Jordan.

 

In September 2018, DPAA and the American Battle Monuments Commission exhumed

X-144 and accessioned the remains to the laboratory.

 

To identify Jordan’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

analysis. Additionally, the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

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

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,638 still unaccounted for from

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

Jordan’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at Normandy American

Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Commission site in

Colleville-sur-Mer, France, along with the others missing from World War II.

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

for.

 

For funeral details and family contact information, contact the Navy Service

Casualty Office at (800) 443-9298.

              

The date and location for Jordan’s burial have yet to be determined. For

future funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil. 

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Jordan’s personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001RFjDyEAL

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 November, 2019 13:53
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Illinois Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 21, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Pfc. Edward A. Nalazek, 27, of Chicago, killed during

World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 27, 2019.

 

In November 1943, Nalazek was a member of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 18th

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

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

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

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

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

were virtually annihilated. Nalazek was killed on the second day of the

battle, Nov. 21, 1943. His remains were reportedly buried in the Central

Division Cemetery 8th Marines #2 on Betio Island.

 

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

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

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

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

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

"non-recoverable."

              

In June 1967, construction at the site of the Marine/Customs office block at

the Betio Wharf uncovered multiple sets of remains, as well as American

equipment. The remains were sent to the U.S. Army Mortuary at Tachikawa Air

Base, Japan, and accessioned as Unknown XJ-1323. A number of remains were

identified as Japanese. However, XJ-1323A-G were determined to be American.

The remains could not be identified, and were subsequently buried in the

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

Honolulu.

 

In 2015, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, excavated a site

near the wharf on Betio Island, later identified as Cemetery 27. Remains

recovered were accessioned to the DPAA laboratory.

 

On Nov. 21, 2016, DPAA disinterred XJ-1323 from the Punchbowl, and

associated portions of XJ-1323B with portions recovered by History Flight in

2015.

 

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

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

in this recovery.  Additionally, DPAA is appreciative to History Flight,

Inc., for their assistance.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,638 service members still

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

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

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

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

for.

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Nalazek will be buried Feb. 10, 2020, at Arlington National Cemetery in

Arlington, Virginia.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

//////

 

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

Subject: BRING OUR HEROES HOME Act S 2794
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:16:41 -0500
From: moehog@verizon.net
To: moehog@verizon.net

 

BRING OUR HEROES HOME Act, S-2794

We know that you are all aware of the many ‘stumbling blocks’ associated with the POW/MIA Accounting issues. but  as a reminder, the number one ‘Stumbling block’ has been ‘Declassification’.

We are not referring to just the Vietnam War files/documents, we are speaking of files from World War II through Gulf Wars (1941 -today). At the conclusion of the Senate Select Committee, in 1992, the Senate passed a resolution, unanimously, ordering the declassification of all files related to POW/MIA accounting. The sitting President then issued an Executive order and at least two additional Presidents, since then,  have also issued Executive Orders relating to Declassifying Records that relate to POWs & MIAs.

I am sure that there are many reasons why multiple Government agencies/organizations have failed to execute orders issued by Congress or the Commander-in-Chief to declassify or turn over their information on those who are still on the Missing in Action/Unaccounted for List published by DoD/DPAA. Perhaps because it is a ‘chain of command ‘ issue versus a ‘legal’ issue, that they have little or no fear of punishment if they refuse to abide by the Order. That said, follow this link - https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/2794/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%22s.2794%22%7D&r=1&s=1 – and you’ll find a copy of S-2794, Bring Our Heroes Home Act, that was recently, (6 November 2019) reintroduced on the Floor of the Senate. This is the Answer! This is Ground Breaking work and if this legislation passes, the Bring Our Heroes Home Act will be the first comprehensive legislation that will mandate widespread declassification of POW/MIA documents (subject to certain exceptions) and provide independent oversight of the process. 

Currently there are just six Senators that have step up to Sponsor/Co-Sponsor the Bill. They are:

Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]*

11/06/2019

Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]

11/12/2019

Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]

11/18/2019

Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]

11/18/2019

Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]

11/19/2019

Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT

    11/19 2019

If YOUR Senator is NOT among these – PLEASE – contact your Senator and asked them to join this list today – (check here - www.senate.gov - to get current contact information for Your Senator). It is time for YOU to get in the Game!

Until they ALL come home……….

moe

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 November, 2019 10:55
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Hawaii Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 21, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Wilfred K. Hussey, Jr. 19, of Hilo, Hawaii, killed during the

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

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 18, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Hussey was a member of Company K, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th

Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 12, 1950, in

the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was

attacked by enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could not be

recovered.

 

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

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

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

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

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

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

To identify Hussey's remains, scientists from DPAA used circumstantial and

material evidence.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical

Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) and

autosomal DNA (auSTR) analysis.

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Hussey's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000003xxqjEAA

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 21 November, 2019 09:43
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Illinois Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 21, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Asa E. Vance, 18, of Decatur, Illinois, killed during the

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

 

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

 

In late 1950, Vance was a member of Company D, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th

Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action Dec. 2, 1950, in the

vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by

enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

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

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

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

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

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

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

To identify Vance's remains, scientists from DPAA used 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) and analysis.

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Vance will be buried May 1, 2020, in Springfield, Illinois.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Vance's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000002Y33dEAC

 

//////

 

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: 20 November, 2019 12:00
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Kentucky Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 20, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John R. Bayens, 20, of Louisville, Kentucky,

killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sep. 23, 2019.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

were virtually annihilated. Bayens was killed on the third day of the

battle, Nov. 22, 1943. His remains were reportedly buried in Cemetery 33 on

Betio Island.

 

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

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

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

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

Board of Review declared him "non-recoverable." 

 

In 2014, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, identified Cemetery

33.  Excavations of the site uncovered multiple sets of remains, which were

turned over to DPAA in 2015.

 

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

anthropological, and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

material evidence.

DPAA is grateful to the United States Marine Corps for their assistance in

this mission.  Additionally, DPAA is appreciative to History Flight, Inc.,

for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,638 service members still

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

possibly recoverable. Bayens' name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing

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

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

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Bayens will be buried Dec. 16, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Bayens's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XfL4EAK

 

//////

 

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: 20 November, 2019 11:15
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Ohio Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 20, 2019

 

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

that Army Pfc. Wilbur T. Tackett, 18, of Alger, Ohio, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 9, 2019.

 

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

 

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

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

reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his

unit near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not be

recovered following the attack.

 

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 Tackett's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Tackett will be buried in his hometown. The date has yet to be decided. For

future funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Tackett's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000VSp4EEAT

 

//////

 

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: 20 November, 2019 10:27
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: USS Oklahoma Sailor from California Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 20, 2019

 

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

that Navy Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Arnold M. Nielsen, 32, of Oakland,

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

 

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

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Nielsen 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 Nielsen

 

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 Nielsen.

 

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

Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

To identify Nielsen's remains, scientists from DPAA used circumstantial and

material evidence.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical

Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,638 still unaccounted for from

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

Nielsen's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at the Punchbowl,

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

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

 

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

443-9298.

 

Neilsen's funeral date and location have yet to be decided. For future

funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Nielsen's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xe0TEAS

 

//////

 

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: 20 November, 2019 09:52

To: Undisclosed recipients:

Subject: Texas Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 20, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Autrey J. Betar, 18, of Port Arthur, Texas, killed during the

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

 

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

 

In late 1950, Betar was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry

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

reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin

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

Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

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

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

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

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

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

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.
 

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

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Betar's funeral date and location have yet to be decided. For future funeral

information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Betar's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000RlYHLEA3

 

 

//////

 

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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It didn't take long for a central theme to emerge at the funeral of U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Livermore, an event attended by hundreds of area residents ...

 
According to a news release from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Arlington, Virginia, Lower was the radio operator on a B-24 aircraft ...

 
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the Romanian government recovered the bodies of 216 Americans killed in the raid, but only ...

 
The release said the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified Lochowicz's remains and accounted for him July 24. A Milwaukee native ...

 
... 5-1/2-foot-tall sculpture of a prisoner of war on display in the Riverside National Cemetery, was soon to be adopted as the national POW/MIA symbol ...

 

From: Ann Mills-Griffiths <powmiafam@aol.com>
Sent: 13 November, 2019 17:39
To: powmiafam@aol.com
Subject: The ultimate sacrifice...

 

Subject: The ultimate sacrifice...

In the opening footage of a WWII fighter landing on the carrier deck, the gunner's position in a torpedo bomber is shown, having borne the brunt of anti-aircraft fir. He was obviously instantly killed, while the pilot was able to return to the carrier and land the aircraft. Notice a corpsman taking a fingerprint of the deceased gunner, and then a chaplain holding a brief service; followed by taps. Then, crew members of the carrier push the aircraft and its patriotic dead airman over the side and watch it sink into the sea. A ‘Missing Man’ flight formation passes overhead. 

He was 23. But this is what "kids" were doing in 1944. No safe spaces, no hurtful remarks they couldn't cope with. They fought and too often died for their country so that decades later some people of today are free to act as if they have earned everything their county has given them … and are unhappy with that.

This 2 minute video is profoundly moving. 

God Bless America

https://youtu.be/jpt6Bvr2L-s

 
The announcement came Wednesday morning from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency that Army Cpl. Joe T. Avant was reported missing in ...

 
2, 1950, while his unit fought enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Mendoza, who grew up in Anthony, New Mexico, was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950.
 
He said due to AMVETS' efforts, about half of those members of Congress put the POW/MIA flag back up, but there are still about 30 percent of ...
The Grayback's last patrol was its third under the command of Lt. Cmdr. John Moore, who had been awarded the Navy Cross for each of the first two.
After passing away at the Battle of Iwo Jima, he was awarded the Navy Cross, becoming the only enlisted Marine to receive the two most prestigious ...
The remains of U.S. Army Pvt. Porfirio C. Franco were identified in September, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced last month.
More than 7,000 cases are still under investigation by the The Department of Defense's POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA, according to a release ...
2, 1950 while his unit fought enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

From: Claude Barnhart <arclighter@startmail.com>
Sent: 11 November, 2019 09:17
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: On Veterans Day - For our Forgotten POW-MIA's

 

"Judicial Watch" has not forgotten

Judicial Watch sues Defense Department, seeking POW and MIA ...

Judicial Watch has sued the Defense Department, seeking government records from 1973 to the present regarding American soldiers who were prisoners of war or missing in action. "Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the Pentagon failed to respond to two Freedom of Information Act requests," the watchdog organization said in a statement.

 

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 14 November, 2019 08:11
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Utah Airman Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 14, 2019

 

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

that U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Max. W. Lower, 23, of Lewiston, Utah,

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

 

In the summer of 1943, Lower was assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron,

98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24

aircraft on which Lower was the radio operator 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. Following the operation, the Romanian government reported they had

recovered 216 Americans killed in the raid, 27 of whom were identifiable.

His remains were not among the 27.  Those not 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, the

organization that searched for and recovered fallen American personnel,

disinterred all American remains from the Bolovan Cemetery for

identification. Each unidentified set of remains was designated Unknown and

reinterred into the American Military Cemetery at Neuville-en-Condroz,

Belgium.

 

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

unaccounted for airmen from Operation Tidal Wave losses. That year, 15 sets

of remains were disinterred and sent to the laboratory for analysis.

 

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

analysis. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner

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

 

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

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

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,638 service members still

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

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

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

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

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

accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Lower will be buried Nov. 23, 2019, in his hometown of Lewistown, Utah.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

 

November 14, 2019
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the National POW/MIA Flag Act, which requires that the POW/MIA flag be displayed ...
 
R
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, in 1950, Mendoza was reported missing in action when his unit engaged with enemy forces ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 13 November, 2019 09:49
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Mississippi Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 13, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Joe T. Avant, 20, of Greenwood, Mississippi, killed during

the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019.

 

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

 

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

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

reported missing in action Nov. 30, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin

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

Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

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

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

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

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

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

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

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

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,605 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Avant will be buried Dec. 13, 2019, in his hometown of Greenwood Mississippi.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Avant's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000001V0WEAU

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420


 
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“The bracelets drove home the fact we need to know what happened to them,” says Barnett, who himself has two POW/MIA bracelets he plans to one ...
Then in June 2016, Adolph Hagedorn, a German researcher, contacted the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) after he found a crash ...
 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced recently that the Army sergeant's remains were accounted for July 24. According to the ...
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The remains of an Ohio soldier who died during the Korean War were identified as Army Pfc. Karl L. Dye. (Defense POW/ MIA Accounting Agency).

 
The Protection POW/MIA Accounting Company states the remains of Military Pfc. Karl L. Dye of Marion were being accounted for Dec. three, 2018.
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I attended Cooke's interment at Arlington with members of Chapter 172, Vietnam Veterans of America, and have worn a POW/MIA medallion or patch ...

The POW/MIA flag, created in 1972, honors 82,000 American service members who are listed as Prisoners of War, Missing in Action or otherwise ...
 
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MARION, Ohio — The remains of a soldier who died during the Korean War have been identified as an Ohio teenager. The Defense POW/MIA ...
 
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Scientists from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used dental and anthropological analysis to identify his remains. Additionally, scientists from ...
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, more than 81,000 Americans remain missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam ...

 
Brian L. Pearl of the Europe-Mediterranean Directorate of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, and Chief of Research Mark Russell, Ph.D., ...
At that point, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred the remains and identified them as Crotty's. His remains were flown aboard a Coast ...
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Robert McCarville was 24-years-old in December of 1942, when he was killed in action in ...

 
"I've been working with the POW / MIA agency, I guess my goal in working with them is to recover as many MIA soldiers as we can," McGinnis said.
11/08/19
Sgt. Murphy's remains were later identified with the help of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). DPAA helps recover missing personnel ...

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After his release, McDaniel returned home to his wife and children and received the Navy Cross. He resumed active duty, eventually commanding the ...
 
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... missing in action and presumed killed in the Korean War nearly 70 years ago has been identified by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
 
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The tradition of setting a separate table in honor of our prisoners of war and missing comrades has been in place since the end of the Vietnam War.
In August 2018, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency implemented a multi-year plan to disinter almost 700 sets of Korean War unknown ...
 
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Wednesday that 20-year-old Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Michael Kocopy of Gardendale was ...
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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Wednesday that 20-year-odl Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Michael Kocopy of Gardendale was ...

 
POW/MIA Accounting Agency successfully identified McCarville's remains and his body is set to arrive in Wisconsin on Thursday. Although the family ...
Scientists from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency used DNA technology to successfully identify Brockett's remains on Aug. 5. Today, 7,607 ...
 
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Maxwell was attacked by Chinese Communist Forces. He was not seen fallen or reported as ...
 
He first went to Batangas POW camp for work details. .... According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, one out of every six Americans who ...
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Lt. Thomas James “Jimmy” Crotty, a World Conflict II hero and the US Coast Guard's final identified recoverable POW/MIA from the battle, has been ...
 
After 77 years buried unidentified in a cemetery in Manila, Philippines, the remains of a World War II prisoner of war missing in action (POW/MIA) ...
 
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... called McAdenville home and fought in the Korean War have been accounted for, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Monday ...

 
... War has been identified and will be returning to Pennsylvania to be buried, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Monday.
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Hattie Johnson, a civilian staffer in the military unit that monitors POW/MIA issues, said the work to identify and return Col. Canney's remains and those ...

 
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From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 7 November, 2019 13:22
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Ohio Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 7, 2019

 

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

Pfc. Karl L. Dye, 17, of Marion, Ohio, killed during the Korean War, was

accounted for on Dec. 3, 2018.

 

(This identification was initially published Dec. 12, 2018.)

 

In July 1950, Dye was a member of Battery B, 52nd Field Artillery Battalion,

24th Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against Democratic

People's Republic of Korea forces near Taejon, South Korea. According to a

witness, he was seriously wounded by an enemy mortar shell and placed in an

ambulance. The ambulance allegedly encountered an enemy roadblock.  Dye was

reported missing in action on July 16, 1950.

 

In October 1950, one set of remains, designated "Unknown X-159 Taejon," was

recovered in the vicinity of Taejon. Despite several attempts, the remains

could not be identified and were subsequently sent to the National Memorial

Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, where they

were buried as an Unknown.

 

On Oct. 16, 2017, Unknown X-159 was disinterred from the Punchbowl and sent

to the DPAA laboratory.

 

To identify Dye's remains, scientists from DPAA used dental, anthropological

and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as and circumstantial and

material evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical

Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

the Army for their partnership in this mission.

 

Today, 7,606 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by North Korean officials or recovered from North

Korea by American recovery teams. Dye's name is recorded on the Courts of

the Missing at the Punchbowl along with the others who are missing from the

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

been accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Dye will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

The date has not been set. For future funeral information, visit

www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Dye's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000DtbU8EAJ

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 7 November, 2019 11:34
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: North Carolina Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 7, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Leon E. Clevenger, 21, of Durham, North Carolina, killed

during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 9, 2019.

 

In the summer of 1950, Clevenger was an infantryman with Company K, 3rd

Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported

missing in action on July 11, 1950, while involved in combat operations

against the North Korean People's Army in the vicinity of Chonui and

Choch'iwon, South Korea. The Army amended his status to deceased in December

1953 when there was no updated information regarding his status.

 

In November 1951, a U.S. Army Graves Registration Team recovered the remains

of an unidentified American near the village of Kalgo-ri, approximately

three miles from Clevenger's last known location. The remains were taken to

the United States Military Cemetery Tanggok for possible identification, and

were later sent to the Central Identification Unit at Kokura, Japan, as

Unknown X-2258 Tanggok for further processing. The remains, which could not

be identified, were subsequently buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of

the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu.

 

In December 2018, the Department of Defense disinterred X-2258 and sent the

remains to the DPAA laboratory for analysis.

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

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

the Army for their partnership in this mission.

 

Today, 7,606 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl along with

the others who are missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed

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

 

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

892-2490.

 

Clevenger will be buried in Mims, Florida. The date has not been set. For

future funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Clevenger's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000089X22EAE

 

//////

 

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: 6 November, 2019 10:52
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Pennsylvania Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 6, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Michael Kocopy, 20, of Gardendale,

Pennsylvania, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 27,

2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 9, 2019.)

 

In November 1943, Kocopy was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

were virtually annihilated. Kocopy was killed on the first day of the

battle, Nov. 20, 1943.  His remains were reportedly buried in the Central

Division Cemetery on Betio Island. 

 

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

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

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

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

Board of Review declared him "non-recoverable."

              

In 2014, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, identified a site

correlated with Cemetery 26.  Excavations of the site uncovered multiple

sets of remains, which were turned over to DPAA in 2015, where they were

subsequently accessioned to the DPAA laboratory.

 

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

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the United States Marine Corps for their assistance in

this mission.  Additionally, DPAA is appreciative to History Flight, Inc.,

for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,641 service members still

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

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

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

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

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Kocopy will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

The date has not been set. For future funeral information, visit

www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

//////

 

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: 6 November, 2019 12:06
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Illinois Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 6, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Jack B. Van Zandt, 22, of Danville, Illinois,

killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sep. 23, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Oct. 3, 2019.)

 

In November 1943, Van Zandt was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th

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

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

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

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

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

were virtually annihilated. Van Zandt was killed on the third day of the

battle, Nov. 22, 1943. His remains were reportedly buried in East Division

Cemetery on Betio Island.

 

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

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

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

No recovered remains could be associated with Van Zandt, and in October

1949, a Board of Review declared him "non-recoverable." 

 

In 2014, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, located a site

correlated with Cemetery 33.  Excavations of the site uncovered multiple

sets of remains, which were turned over to DPAA in 2015, where they were

subsequently accessioned to the laboratory.

 

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

anthropological analysis, as well as material evidence.

DPAA is grateful to the United States Marine Corps for their assistance in

this mission.  Additionally, DPAA is appreciative to History Flight, Inc.,

for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,641 service members still

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

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

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

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

for.

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Van Zandt will be buried in Danville, Illinois. The date has not been set.

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

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Van Zandt's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000E0tpXEAR

 

//////

 

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: 4 November, 2019 09:50
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Pennsylvania Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 4, 2019

 

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

that Army Pfc. Harold K. Knight, 20, of Erie, Pennsylvania, killed during

the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially made Sept. 5, 2019.)

 

In late November 1950, Knight was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters

Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team. For several

days, his unit was engaged in intense fighting with the Chinese People's

Volunteer Forces at Sinhung-ri, near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.

The RCT endured repeated attacks before withdrawing Dec. 1, 1950.  When the

unit leaders conducted a muster of returning personnel, Knight was not among

the group. Witness accounts stated that Knight was killed in action Nov. 25,

1950.  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 Knight's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,606 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Knight is tentatively scheduled to be buried in the spring or summer of 2020

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

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Knight's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000012j8DEAQ

 

//////

 

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: 4 November, 2019 09:01
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Texas Soldier Accounted For From Korea War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 4, 2019

 

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

that Army 1st Lt. George S. Crisp, 24, of Alba, Texas, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 9, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Crisp was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry

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

with the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces at Sinhung-ri, near the Chosin

Reservoir in North Korea. He was reported to have last been seen near

Hagaru-ri, but his remains could not be located. The U.S. Army declared

Crisp deceased as of Dec. 12, 1950.

 

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 Crisp's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,606 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Crisp will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

The date has yet to be determined.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

/////

 

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: 4 November, 2019 08:08
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: North Carolina Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 4, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Earl W. Duncan, 23, of McAdenville, North Carolina, killed

during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019.

 

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

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

reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin

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

Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

 

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

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

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

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

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

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

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

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,606 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Duncan will be buried Nov. 30, 2019, in Gastonia, North Carolina.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Duncan's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000ceK6sEAE

 

/////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 1 November, 2019 13:30
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Masschusetts Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 1, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Pfc. Harry C. Morrissey, 27, of Everett, Massachusetts,

killed during World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 28, 2017.

 

(This identification was initially released on Jan. 11, 2018.)

 

On October 9, 1942, Morrissey was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th

Marines, 1st Marine Division, participating in a main offensive action in

the Battle of Guadalcanal. After nearly two months of battle, the regiment

completed their action. However, due to rapid unit movement, Marines who had

been killed in action were buried hastily. Morrissey and two other Marines

from his battalion were reportedly interred in graves atop Hill 73.

 

From 1947 through 1949, the American Graves Registration Service searched

for isolated burials on Guadalcanal, but did not associate any remains with

Morrissey. Based on the lack of information, Morrissey was declared

non-recoverable.

 

In 2011, Yorick Tokuru, a resident of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, located

possible remains near his home on the western edge of Skyline Ridge (Hill

73). A team of Royal Solomon Islands Police Force investigators excavated

the site and turned recovered remains over to the state archaeologist. The

archaeologist turned the remains over to John Innes, an Australian expert on

the Battle of Guadalcanal, who in turn contacted the Joint POW/MIA Recovery

Command (JPAC, the predecessor unit to DPAA). 

 

On July 12, 2013, Ewan Stevenson, a Guadalcanal native living in New

Zealand, contacted JPAC stating more remains had been recovered near the

site of the 2011 recovery location. 

 

On August 6, 2013, the remains were unilaterally turned over to JPAC for

identification.

 

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. 

 

DPAA is grateful to Yorick Tokuru, John Innes, Ewan Stevenson and the

Solomon Islands government and police force for their assistance in this

recovery.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,648 service members still

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

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

Missing at the Manila American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments

Commission site in Manila, Philippines, along with the others missing from

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

accounted for.

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Morrissey will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington,

Virginia. The date has yet to be determined. 

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 1 November, 2019 12:27
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Michigan Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 1, 2019

 

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

that Army Sgt. Walter H. Tobin, Jr., 22, of Glen Lake, Michigan, killed

during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 5, 2019.

 

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

 

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

32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team.

He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when enemy forces

attacked his unit near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could

not be recovered following the attack.

 

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 Tobin's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,607 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Tobin will be buried Nov. 14, 2019, in Glen Arbor, Michigan.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Tobin's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000aq4emEAA

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 1 November, 2019 09:13
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Wisconsin Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Nov. 1, 2019

 

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

that Army Pfc. Eugene E. Lochowicz, 19, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, killed

during World War II, was accounted for on July 24, 2019.

 

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

 

In early 1945, Lochowicz was a member of Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment,

8th Infantry Division. On Feb. 23, 1945, he went missing while his unit

crossed the Roer River under fire, near Lendersdorf, Germany. Members of his

unit later concluded that he had been lost when one of the boats capsized.

All efforts to find him were unsuccessful.

 

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

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

missing American personnel. In February 1949, AGRC investigators were in the

area where Lochowicz was lost, but were unsuccessful in finding his remains.

 

 

In 2017, in response to inquiries from Lochowicz's family regarding unknown

remains recovered around Lendersdorf, a DPAA historian reviewed documents of

X-285 Margraten, which had been pulled from the river near where Lochowicz

went missing. The remains, which could not be identified when they were

found in 1945, had subsequently been buried at the United States Military

Cemetery at Margraten, Netherlands. Based upon the location and

circumstances of recovery, the DPAA historian concluded that Lochowicz was a

likely candidate for association.

 

In September 2018, the Department of Defense and American Battle Monuments

Commission disinterred X-285 and accessioned the remains to the DPAA

laboratory for identification.

 

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

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

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,648 service members still

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

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

Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments

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

from WWII. Although interred as an Unknown, Lochowicz's grave was

meticulously cared for by ABMC for 70 years.  A rosette will be placed next

to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Lochowicz will be buried Nov. 16, 2019, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Lochowicz's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XdnNEAS

 

//////

 

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: 31 October, 2019 09:56
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: California Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 31, 2019

 

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

that Army Sgt. Donald L. Murphy, 20, of San Diego, killed during the Korean

War, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Sept. 5, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Murphy was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry

Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing in action

Dec. 2, 1950, when his unit engaged against enemy forces near the Chosin

Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not be recovered following the

battle.

 

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

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

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

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

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

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

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

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,607 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Murphy will be buried Nov. 9, 2019 in San Diego.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Murphy's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000cCRNDEA4

 

//////

 

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: 31 October, 2019 10:58
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: North Dakota Sailor Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 31, 2019

 

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

that Navy Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner, 24, of Mandan, North Dakota,

killed during World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 19, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Aug. 27, 2019.)

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Renner was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia,

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

Japanese aircraft. The ship sustained multiple torpedo hits, but timely

counter-flooding measures taken by the crew prevented it from capsizing, and

it came to rest on the shallow harbor floor. The attack on the ship resulted

in the deaths of 106 crewmen, including Renner. 

 

During efforts to salvage the USS West Virginia, Navy personnel recovered

the remains of the deceased crewmen, representing at least 66 individuals.

Those who could not be identified, including Renner, were interred as

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

Punchbowl, in Honolulu. 

 

From June through October 2017, DPAA, in cooperation with cemetery

officials, disinterred 35 caskets, reported to be associated with the USS

West Virginia, from the Punchbowl and transferred the remains to the

laboratory for identification.

 

To identify Renner'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), Y-chromosome DNA (Y-STR) and autosomal DNA

(auSTR) analysis.

 

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

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,648 still unaccounted for from

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

Renner's name is recorded in the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl,

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

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

 

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

443-9298.

 

Renner's funeral date and location have yet to be determined. For future

funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

//////

 

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: 31 October, 2019 11:46
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Minnesota Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 31, 2019

 

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

that U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Norman A. Buan, 27, of Long Prarie,

Minnesota, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 27, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Oct. 3, 2019.)

 

In November 1943, Buan was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine

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

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

of the Gilbert Islands in an attempt to secure the island. Over several days

of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors were

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

annihilated. Buan was killed on the first day of the battle, Nov. 20, 1943.

His remains were reportedly buried in in Beach Red 2 Cemetery on Betio

Island.

 

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

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

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

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

Board of Review declared him "non-recoverable." 

 

In 2014, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, identified a site

correlated with Cemetery 26. Excavations of the site uncovered multiple sets

of remains, which were turned over to DPAA in 2015, where they were

subsequently accessioned to the laboratory.

 

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

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

DPAA is grateful to the Department of United States Marine Corps for their

assistance in this mission.  Additionally, DPAA is appreciative to History

Flight, Inc., for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,648 service members still

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

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

at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu along with the

others killed or lost in WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to

indicate he has been accounted for.

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Buan will be buried in Little Sauk, Minnesota in the spring of 2020. For

future funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

/////

 

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: 31 October, 2019 13:32
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: CORRECTION: Indiana Marine On The USS Oklahoma Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 31, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Pfc. Marley R. Arthurholtz, 20, of South Bend, Indiana,

killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 18, 2019.

 

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

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Arthurholtz 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 Arthurholtz. 

 

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

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

Cemeteries.

 

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

personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves

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

the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification

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

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

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

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

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

be identified as non-recoverable, including Arthurholtz.

 

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

Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

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

anthropological analysis.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces

Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome DNA

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

 

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

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,648 still unaccounted for from

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

Arthurholtz's name is recorded in the Courts of the Missing at the

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

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

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Arthurholtz will be buried Nov. 30, 2019, in Granger, Indiana.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Arthurholtz's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XfEtEAK

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 30 October, 2019 14:11
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Utah Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 30, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Robert J. Hatch, 21, of Woods Cross, Utah,

killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sep. 23, 2019.

 

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

 

In November 1943, Hatch was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine

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

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

of the Gilbert Islandsp in an attempt to secure the island. Over several

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

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

virtually annihilated. Hatch was killed on the third day of the battle, Nov.

22, 1943.  His remains were reportedly buried in either an isolated burial

or in Cemetery 33 on Betio Island.

 

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

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

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

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

Board of Review declared him "non-recoverable." 

 

In 2014, History Flight, Inc., a nonprofit organization, identified a site

correlated with Cemetery 33.  Excavations of the site uncovered multiple

sets of remains, which were turned over to DPAA in 2015.

 

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

anthropological, and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

material evidence.

DPAA is grateful to the United States Marine Corps for their assistance in

this mission.  Additionally, DPAA is appreciative to History Flight, Inc.,

for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,648 service members still

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

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

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

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

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Hatch will be buried Dec. 14, 2019, in Bountiful, Utah.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Hatch's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000ccNkEAI

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 30 October, 2019 12:42
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New Mexico Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 30, 2019

 

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

that Army Pfc. Jasper V. Marquez, 21, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, killed during

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

 

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

 

In late 1950, Marquez was assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion, 38th

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

Nov. 28, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his unit near Kujang-dong, North

Korea. After the war, a returned prisoner of war reported that Marquez died

Jan. 20, 1951, while being held as a prisoner of war.  His remains could not

be recovered.

 

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

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

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

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

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

into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

To identify Marquez' remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,607 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Marquez will be buried in his hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The date has yet to be determined.

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

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

//////

 

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: 29 October, 2019 14:10
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Texas Marine Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 29, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Pfc. Billy E. Johnson, 21, of White Oak, Texas, killed

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

 

(This identification was initially published Aug. 19, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Johnson was a member of the 1st Marine Division, attached to

the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry

Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950, after the

enemy attacked his unit 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 Johnson's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,607 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

For family information, contact the Marine Corps Casualty office at (800)

847-1597.

 

Johnson will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington,

Virginia. The date has yet to be determined. For future funeral information,

visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Johnson's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000002jr1lEAA

 

//////

 

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: 29 October, 2019 13:02
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: New Mexico Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 29, 2019

 

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

that U.S. Army Pvt. Porfirio C. Franco, Jr., 22, of Albuquerque, New Mexico,

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

for Sept. 10, 2019.

 

In 1942, Franco was a member of the 200th Coast Artillery Regiment, when

Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands. Intense fighting continued

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

Corregidor Island on May 6, 1942.

 

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

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

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

perished in this camp during the war.

 

According to prison camp and other historical records, Franco died July 18,

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

Cabanatuan Camp Cemetery, in common grave number 312. 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

could not be individually identified. The unidentified remains were interred

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

 

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

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

designated X-2841 Manila Cemetery #2.

              

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

anthropological analysis as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

DPAA is grateful to the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and the

United States Army for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,648 service members still

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

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

at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, an ABMC site along with others

missing from WWII. Although interred as an "unknown" in Manila American

Cemetery and Memorial, Franco's grave was meticulously cared for over the

past 70 years by the ABMC. A rosette will be placed next to his name to

indicate he has been accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

The date and location for Franco's funeral have yet to be determined. For

future funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Franco's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000Xi2OEAS

 

//////

 

Respectfull,

 

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: 29 October, 2019 11:56
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Pennsylvania Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 29, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Herman R. Phy, 18, of Philadelphia, killed during the Korean

War, was accounted for July 23, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially released July 31, 2019.)

 

In the summer of 1953, Phy was an infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st

Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 17th Infantry Division. He was reported

missing on July 6, 1953, when he could not be accounted for by his unit in

the vicinity of Hill 255, Pork Chop Hill, North Korea.

 

In 1993, North Korea unilaterally turned over 33 boxes of remains as part of

a larger group of 208 boxes, known as K-208. With that turnover, nine boxes

were reported to have been recovered from Kundong-ni, Kimhwa County, Kangwon

Province. 

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

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

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

the Army for their partnership in this mission.

 

Today, 7,607 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

892-2490.

 

Phy's funeral date and location have yet to be determined. For future

funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 29 October, 2019 08:40
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Oregon Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 29, 2019

 

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

that Army Cpl. Norvin D. Brockett, 18, of Crook, Oregon, killed during the

Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 5, 2019.

 

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

 

In December 1950, Brockett was a member of Battery A, 57th Field Artillery

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

reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, when his unit was attacked by

enemy forces in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His

remains could not be recovered following the attack and he was not reported

as a prisoner of war. The U.S. Army declared him deceased as of Dec. 31,

1953.

 

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 Brockett's remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological

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

scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial

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

 

Today, 7,607 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

been accounted for.

 

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

 

Brockett will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Alexandria,

Virginia. The date has not yet been determined.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Brockett's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000004OWVWEA4

 

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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: 29 October, 2019 07:47
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Massachusetts Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 29, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Pvt. Edwin F. Benson, 22, of West Newton, Massachusetts,

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

 

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

 

In November 1943, Benson was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 2nd

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

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

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

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

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

were virtually annihilated. Benson was killed on the first day of the

battle, Nov. 20, 1943. He was reported to have been buried in the East

Division Cemetery, which was eventually renamed to Cemetery #33.

 

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

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

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

launch assaults on the Marshall and Caroline Islands to advance their

Central Pacific Campaign against Japan.

 

Between 1946 and 1947, the 604th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company

conducted remains recovery operations on Betio, but Benson's remains were

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

Schofield Barracks Central Identification Laboratory for identification in

1947. By 1949, the remains that had not been identified were interred as

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

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

X-155.

 

On Jan. 30, 2017, DPAA disinterred Tarawa Unknown X-155 from the Punchbowl

for identification.

 

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war. Currently there are 72,648 service members still

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

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

at the Punchbowl, along with the others missing from WWII. A rosette will be

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

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Benson will be buried Nov. 19, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in

Alexandria, Virginia.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Benson's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XfJcEAK

 

//////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 28 October, 2019 14:24
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Missouri Sailor >From USS Oklahoma Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 28, 2019

 

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

that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Brady O. Prewitt, 20, of Liberal, Missouri,

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

 

(This identification was initially published Aug. 25, 2019.)

 

On Dec. 7, 1941, Prewitt 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 Prewitt. 

 

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

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

Cemeteries.

 

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

personnel in the Pacific Theater, members of the American Graves

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

the two cemeteries and transferred them to the Central Identification

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

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

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

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

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

be identified as non-recoverable, including Prewitt.

 

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

Unknowns from the Punchbowl for analysis.

 

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

anthropological analysis.  Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces

Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis.

 

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

the Navy for their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,648 still unaccounted for from

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

Prewitt's name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl,

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

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

 

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

443-9298.

 

The time and place for Prewitt's funeral has yet to be decided. For future

funeral information, visit www.dpaa.mil.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Prewitt's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XgdNEAS

 

///////

 

Respectfully,

 

Sean P. Everette

SFC, USA

Public Affairs NCOIC

Outreach and Communications

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

241 18th St. South, Suite 800

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 699-1420

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 28 October, 2019 13:50
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Kentucky Marine Accounted For From Korean War

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 28, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Pfc. Ray P. Fairchild, 21, of Salyersville, Kentucky,

killed during the Korean War, was accounted for July 29, 2019.

 

(This identification was initially published Oct. 3, 2019.)

 

In late 1950, Fairchild was a member of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine

Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He was killed in action Nov. 27, 1950, near

the town of Yudam-ni, west of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following

the war his remains could not be recovered.

 

In 1954, during Operation Glory, North Korea and the United States Command

exchanged the remains of casualties. One set of remains, designated Unknown

X-13474 Yudam-ni could not be identified and were subsequently buried in the

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

Honolulu.

 

On May 11, 2012, the Joint Personnel Accounting Command (a predecessor to

DPAA) disinterred X-13474 Yunam-ni and accessioned the remains to the

laboratory.

 

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

anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence.

Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used

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

 

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

Marine Corps for their partnership in this mission.

 

Today, 7,607 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using

modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that

were previously returned by Korean officials, recovered from Korea by

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

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

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

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

he has been accounted for.

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Fairchild will be buried Nov. 23, 2019, in his hometown of Salyersville, Kentucky.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420.

 

Fairchild's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000009WJxrEAG

 

//////

 

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

Subject:

FW: Legendary Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky dead at 76

Date:

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 21:25:34 -0600

From:

Hank Holzer <hank@henrymarkholzer.com>

To:

Info@vladimirbukovsky.com


 

A giant of the endless, unrelenting movement for human freedom is gone. A friend and inspiration, Valdimir Bukovsky will not be forgotten by those of us who saw in him the template for standing against tyranny and for the principles so well expressed by Jefferson in our Declaration of Independence. Sleep well, Vladimir, the torch you carried through those dark days of incarceration will not be extinguished. It will be carried by those in every corner of the world where human beings fight for freedom.

 

доброй ночи

Dobroy nochi

 

Good night, my friend.

 

Hank Holzer

 

 

Professor Emeritus
Henry Mark Holzer

Brooklyn Law School

 

From: Barbara Ledeen <barbaraledeen@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:52 PM
To: Erika Holzer <erika.holzer@erikaholzer.com>; Henry Mark Holzer <hank@henrymarkholzer.com>
Subject: Legendary Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky dead at 76

 

Cambridge, UK
27 October 2019, 9:30 PM GMT
Vladimir Bukovsky (76)
Born 30 December, 1942
Died 27 October 2019
Media contact: Elizabeth Childs, Bukovsky Center info@VladimirBukovsky.com  +1 (510) 547-2589
More information and updates: www.vladimirbukovsky.com 

Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky, once dubbed “a hero of almost legendary proportion among the Soviet dissident movement” by the New York Times, died of cardiac arrest in Addenbrookes Hospital, in Cambridge, England at 9:30 PM Greenwich Time on 27 October 2019. He was 76. His health had been poor in recent years.

A gifted writer, Bukovsky was revered for his ability to document both the daily insults and grand oppression of Soviet prison life, and to convey with detail the soul-crushing effects of torture on both prisoner and jailer.

Bukovsky's longtime friend and translator, Alyona Kojevnikov, said from her home nearby, “A very dear friend of many, a brilliant interlocutor, a man of amazing courage and integrity. God rest his soul. They broke the mould after he was made.”

Novelist Vladimir Nabokov praised him as a "courageous and precious man" in a 1974 letter to the editor of The Observer. Nabokov wrote, "Bukovsky's heroic speech to the court in defense of freedom, and his five years of martyrdom in a despicable psychiatric jail will be remembered long after the torturers he defied have rotted away."

Historian and former CIA analyst Richard Pipes said shortly before his death, "Vladimir Bukovsky was an outstanding dissident both in the Soviet Union and abroad, and a man who courageously identified and criticized the totalitarian policies of Moscow. He ought to be remembered as a true hero."

Edward Lucas, editor of Standpoint, said, "Vladimir Bukovsky was a moral and political titan in the existential struggle of the Cold War. His courage and clarity inspired a generation and fueled the victory of dignity, freedom, and justice. Moreover, he also saw that the victory was incomplete--sounding the alarm about Russia's unburied totalitarian and imperialist history."

A leading Russian human rights writer and activist, Bukovsky spent a total of 12 years imprisoned by the USSR. After his release to the West in 1976, he spent his last four decades writing and campaigning against successive regimes in his homeland.

Bukovsky first gained notoriety as a student writer and organizer in Moscow. In 1963, he was arrested for possessing forbidden literature. Rather than put him on trial, Soviet authorities had him declared mentally ill and locked him in a psychiatric hospital -- a common tactic used in the USSR to discredit dissenters and confine them without appearing to be holding political prisoners. He was arrested again in 1967 and sent to a labor camp for three years.

After his release, Bukovsky created an international uproar when he had psychiatric hospital records for six well-known dissidents smuggled to the West in 1971. International psychiatrists’ organizations studied the records and charged Soviet doctors and the government with creating false diagnoses as a way to indefinitely detain possibly thousands of political opponents who showed no medically recognized symptoms of mental illness.

After another prison sentence, In 1976, Bukovsky was deported from the USSR and exchanged by the Soviet government for Luis Corvalán, the imprisoned general secretary of the Communist Party of Chile.

After his release, he settled in Cambridge, England. He authored a best-selling memoir, To Build a Castle, appeared on American TV shows, and met with President Carter at the White House. His most recent book, Judgment In Moscow: Soviet Crimes and Western Complicity (Ninth of November Press) published in English on May 14, 2019, analyzes thousands of pages of top secret Soviet archives he stole in 1993.

Over four decades, Bukovsky played key roles in several political organizations, including Resistance International, Human Rights Foundation, the Cato Institute, and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which awarded him their Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom.

At a time when many young Russians waxed nostalgic for the iron fist of Josef Stalin, Bukovsky was a living role model to his native country’s new generation of dissenters. Political activist rock band Pussy Riot credited him as a major influence, one “undeterred by fear” of state retaliation.

 

October 26, 2019

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3, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Oct. 24. In August 1944, Best was a top turret gunner aboard a B-17G assigned to the 407th ...

2, 1950, near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, according to a report by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Ortiz was a member of Battery ...


 

Likens was among about 1,000 Marines and sailors who were killed in the battle; with more than 2,000 wounded, The Defense POW/MIA Accounting ...

October 25, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) says the remains of Army Cpl. Charles H. Grubb, 21, of War Eagle, West Virginia, have been ...

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency was able to identify Worthen's remains using dental analysis, chest radio graph comparisons and other ...

From: Everette, Sean P SFC USARMY DPAA OC (USA) <sean.p.everette.mil@mail.mil>
Sent: 25 October, 2019 14:31
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Iowa Marine Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 25, 2019

 

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

that Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Channing R. Whitaker, 18, of Granger, Iowa,

killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 29, 2019.

 

In November 1943, Whitaker was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cemetery, which was eventually renamed Cemetery #33.

 

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

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

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

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

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

              

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

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

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

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

previously undiscovered burial trench was uncovered.  The remains were

accessioned into the DPAA laboratory.

 

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

anthropological and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well as

circumstantial and material evidence.

 

DPAA is grateful to the Republic of Kiribati and History Flight, Inc., for

their partnership in this mission.

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,648 service members still

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

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

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

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

for.

 

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

(800) 847-1597.

 

Whitaker will be buried Nov. 22, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

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

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

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

or call (703) 699-1420/1169.

 

Whitaker's personnel profile can be viewed at

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XmSfEAK

 

//////

 

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: 25 October, 2019 08:42
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: California Soldier Accounted For From World War II

 

Dear Editor,

 

Oct. 25, 2019

 

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

that Army Pfc. Lawrence E. Worthen, 20, of Santa Ana, California, killed

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

 

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

 

In 1944, Worthen was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry

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

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

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

 

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

Quartermaster Corps was the unit tasked with investigation and recovery of

missing American personnel. The AGRC collected thousands of unknown remains

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

Soldiers had been found near Wettlingen, and most were identified through

identification tags or personal effects. However two sets, processed through

the American cemetery at Hamm, Luxembourg, designated X-70 Hamm and X-71

Hamm, were declared unidentifiable, and subsequently buried in the

Luxembourg American Cemetery as Unknowns.

 

In 2017, while studying American losses and unidentified remains recovered

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

of X-71 Hamm, and determined that there were five unresolved American

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

including Worthen.

 

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

Commission disinterred X-71 Hamm and accessioned the remains to the DPAA

laboratory for identification.

 

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

anthropological analysis and chest radiograph comparison analysis, as well

as circumstantial and material evidence. 

 

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

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

 

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

died during the war.  Currently there are 72,648 service members still

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

possibly recoverable. Worthen'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

missing from WWII. Although interred as an Unknown, Worthen's grave was

meticulously cared for by ABMC for 70 years.  A rosette will be placed next

to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.For family information,

contact the Army Service Casualty office at (800) 892-2490.

 

Worthen will be buried Oct. 25, 2019 in Boise, Idaho.

 

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