11 Jun 2018

Marine Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Keirn, M.)

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2018 —Marine Corps Sgt. Meredith F. Keirn, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 22, 2018. In late November, 1950, Keirn was a light machinegun section leader for Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He was reported to have been killed Nov. 30, 1950 while defending a hill overlooking the Toktong Pass, a critical main...

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08 Jun 2018

June 5, 2018 USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Mason, H.)

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2018 —Navy Musician 1st Class Henri C. Mason, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on March 26, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Mason 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,...

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04 Jun 2018

Naval Pilot Killed During Vietnam War Accounted For (Kilpatrick, L.)

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 —Naval Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Larry R. Kilpatrick, killed during the Vietnam War, was accounted for on May 18. On June 18, 1972, Kilpatrick was a member of Attack Squadron One Hundred Five (VA-105), on board the USS Saratoga (CVA-60), flying an A-7A aircraft in a flight of two on a night armed reconnaissance mission over northern Vietnam. Kilpatrick's wingman lost radio...

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04 Jun 2018

Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Duran, A.)

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 —Army Air Forces Sgt. Alfonso O. Duran, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 22, 2018. In February 1944, Duran was a nose gunner on a B-24H Liberator, assigned to the 724th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 451st Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force. On February 25, 1944, the final day of Operation Argument, Duran’s aircraft came under attack by German...

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