27 Jun 2019

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Markle, E.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Earl H. Markle, 19, of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 17, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 28, 2019.) In November 1950, Markle was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was reported missing in action on...

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27 Jun 2019

Marine Accounted For From World War II (Kroenung, W.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Wesley L. Kroenung, Jr., 25, of South Pasadena, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for April 16, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 8, 2019.) In November 1943, Kroenung was a photographer with Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Fifth Amphibious Corps, temporarily assigned to the 2nd Marine...

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27 Jun 2019

USS Oklahoma Twins Accounted For From World War II (Blitz, L. & Blitz, R.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that twin brothers, Navy Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Leo Blitz, and Navy Fireman 1st Class Rudolph Blitz, both 20, of Lincoln, Nebraska, killed during World War II, were accounted for on May 21, 2019. (These identifications were initially published on May 24, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, the Blitz twins were assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma,...

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27 Jun 2019

Soldier Accounted FOr From Korean War (Judd, V.)

Army Sgt. Vernon R. Judd, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 24, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In late 1950, Judd was a member of Company D, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950, when he was captured by enemy forces in the vicinity...

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27 Jun 2019

USS Oklahoma Marine Accounted For From World War II (Black, W.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Pvt. Waldean Black, 20, of Perryton, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 13, 2018. (This identification was initially published on Feb. 7, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Black was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by...

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27 Jun 2019

Airman Accounted For From World War II (Gotts, H.)

Army Air Forces Sgt. Howard F. Gotts, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 24, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In August 1943, Gotts was a radio operator assigned to the 66th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy,) known as the Flying 8-Balls. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24D aircraft on which Gotts served,...

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22 Jun 2019

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Geary, S.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Sterling Geary, Jr., 24, of Cooper, Texas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on April 8, 2019. (This identification was initially published on April 26, 2019.) In November 1950, Geary was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, which was engaged in battle with the Chinese...

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22 Jun 2019

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Butler, B.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Billy J. Butler, 19, of Kerrville, Texas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on April 29, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 23, 2019.) In late 1950, Butler was a member of Company C, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against the enemy near Kujang,...

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22 Jun 2019

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Woods, R.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Roger L. Woods, 18, of Cincinnati, Ohio, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 21, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 23, 2019.) In the summer of 1950, Woods was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment, fighting against members of the Korean...

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22 Jun 2019

Airman Accounted For From World War II (Gochnauer, T.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Toney W. Gochnauer, 24, of Amarillo, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 13, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 15, 2019.) On Jan. 25, 1944, Gochnauer was a member of 425th Bombardment Squadron, 308th Heavy Bombardment Group, 14th Air Force, as the co-pilot aboard...

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