03 Sep 2017

Funeral Announcement for Marine Killed During World War II (Cook)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, recently accounted-for from World War II, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Sidney A. Cook, 32, of Ohio, will be buried Sept. 6, in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. In November 1943, Cook was assigned to Company E, 2nd...

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03 Sep 2017

Funeral Announcement for USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II (Thompson, W.M.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, recently accounted-for from World War II, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Navy Reserve Ensign William M. Thompson, 21, of Summit, New Jersey, will be buried September 8 in Petersburg, Virginia. On Dec. 7, 1941, Thompson was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was...

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03 Sep 2017

Pentagon identifies soldier missing after helicopter crash off coast of Yemen

The Defense Department on Wednesday released the name of a soldier who has been missing since the helicopter he was on crashed off the coast of Yemen. Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez is listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, or DUSTWUN, according to the Pentagon. Officials did not release any more information on Rivera-Lopez, including his age or which unit he belonged to. “There is still...

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03 Sep 2017

74 Years later, Marine to be laid to rest.

A U.S. Marine who died 74 years ago in World War II will be laid to rest with full military honors this month. Cpl. Raymond Clark Snapp, who was killed in action on Nov. 20, 1943, in the Battle of Tarawa, will be buried at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville on Sept. 15. Snapp’s remains had been in an unknown status since his death...

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