30 Jan 2018

Continued Progress on Vietnam POW/MIA issue unprecedented

Led by the Trump administration, American POW/MIA insiders are surprised and pleased at the unprecedented progress made with Vietnam government officials on this issue that has lain dormant in the public eye in recent years. As the poet Elizabeth Browning wrote, let us count the ways. After remaining reticent for nearly a year on the topic of finding, identifying and returning to America the remains...

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29 Jan 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Keller, D.)

Navy Seaman 1st Class Donald G. Keller, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Keller was assigned to the 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...

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26 Jan 2018

Soldier Missing From the Korean War Accounted For (Newman, L.)

Army Pfc. Lamar E. Newman, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for. In November 1950, Newman was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, taking part in a defensive operation in the vicinity of the village of Kujang, North Korea. The Division suffered heavy losses, with many Soldiers going missing or being killed or captured. Newman...

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22 Jan 2018

Soldier Killed During the Korean War Accounted For (Simon, P.)

Army Sgt. 1st Class Pete W. Simon, killed during the Korean War, has now been accounted for. In September 1950, Simon was a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, participating in a defense of the Pusan Perimeter, a large defensive line west and north of Pusan, South Korea. Simon was reported to have been killed in action Sept. 5,...

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22 Jan 2018

Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Canty, J.)

Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. On June 22, 1944, Canty was a member of the 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment Group, IX Bomber Command, aboard a B-26 Maurader on a nighttime bombing mission from Easton Lodge-Essex, England, against targets near Caen, France. His B-26 was shot down between the villages of Baron-sur-Odon...

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22 Jan 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Valley, L.)

Navy Fireman 2nd Class Lowell E. Valley, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Valley was assigned to the 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...

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22 Jan 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Crim, W.)

Navy Fireman 3rd Class Warren H. Crim, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Crim was assigned to the 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...

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18 Jan 2018

Airman Killed During the Vietnam War Accounted For (Davis, E.)

Air Force Col. Edgar F. Davis, killed during the Vietnam War, has now been accounted for. On Sept. 17, 1968, Davis was a navigator aboard a RF-4C Phantom fighter-bomber aircraft, assigned to the 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. Davis and his pilot were on a night photo-reconnaissance mission over the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (L.P.D.R.) when they were shot down by anti-aircraft...

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18 Jan 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Seaton, C.)

Navy Fireman 1st Class Chester E. Seaton, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Seaton was assigned to the 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...

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18 Jan 2018

Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For (McDowell, W.)

Army Cpl. William C. McDowell, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for. In late November, 1950, McDowell was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. Approximately 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers assembled into the 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT), which was deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when it was attacked by...

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