27 Feb 2018

Soldier Missing From Vietnam War Accounted For (Nopp, R.)

Army Lt. Col. Robert G. Nopp, missing from the Vietnam War, has now been accounted for. On July 13, 1966 Nopp was assigned to the 131st Aviation Company, serving as a pilot aboard an OV-1C aircraft, on a night surveillance mission from Phu Bai Airfield over Attapu Province, Laos People’s Democratic Republic (L.P.D.R.). Visibility was poor due to heavy thunderstorms. Radar and radio contact were...

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27 Feb 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Gibson, G.)

Navy Electrician's Mate 3rd Class George H. Gibson, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Gibson 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....

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22 Feb 2018

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Husak, L.)

Army Staff Sgt. Leo J. Husak, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In January 1945, Husak was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, serving in the European theater. Husak was killed during a combat patrol on Jan. 30, 1945 in Germany’s Hürtgen Forest. The offensive in the forest was one of the longest battles...

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22 Feb 2018

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Purkapile, L.)

Army Cpl. Leonard V. Purkapile, killed during the Korean War, has now been accounted for. In late November 1950, Purkapile was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in the vicinity of Unsan, while withdrawing southeast to Yongbyon, North Korea. Following the battle, Purkapile could not be accounted...

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22 Feb 2018

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Moore, H.)

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Harvel L. Moore, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Moore was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th 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....

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22 Feb 2018

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

Navy Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Lorentz E. Hultgren, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Hultgren 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....

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22 Feb 2018

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

Navy Gunner's Mate 2nd Class William F. Hellstern, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Hellstern 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....

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22 Feb 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Tipton, H.)

Navy Seaman 1st Class Henry G. Tipton, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Tipton 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 Feb 2018

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Lukie, J.)

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Joe Lukie, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Lukie was assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island. Over several days of intense...

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22 Feb 2018

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed during WWII Accounted For (Glenn, A.)

Navy Machinist's Mate 1st Class Arthur Glenn, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Glenn 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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