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Marine Accounted for from World War II (Whitaker, C.) Release No: 19-210 Oct. 25, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Channing R. Whitaker, 18, of Granger, Iowa, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 29, 2019. In November 1943, Whitaker was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio...

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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Phillips, H.) Release No: 19-187 Oct. 25, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Henry L. Phillips, 18, of Giles, Tennessee, who was captured and died in captivity during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 17, 2019. (This identification was initially published Sept. 19, 2019.) In late 1950, Phillips was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was reported missing...

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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Brown, W.) Release No: 19-209 Oct. 25, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. William L. Brown, 18, of Benton, Illinois, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Oct. 17, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following the primary next of kin briefing.) In late 1950, Brown was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in...

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Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Hedtke, W.) Release No: 19-208 Oct. 25, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Pvt. William D. Hedtke, 28, of Iola, Wisconsin, killed during World War II, was accounted for Oct. 17, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following primary next of kin briefing.) In 1944, Hedtke was assigned to Battery B, 319th Glider Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. Army officials reported he died of injuries sustained...

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Marine Accounted For From World War II (Livermore, J.) Release No: 19-131 Oct. 25, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Pfc. Joseph R. Livermore, 21, of Bakersfield, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 24, 2019. (This identification was initially published July 31, 2019.) In November 1943, Livermore was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese...

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Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Worthen, L.) Release No: 19-138 Oct. 25, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Lawrence E. Worthen, 20, of Santa Ana, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 23, 2019. (This identification was initially published Aug. 9, 2019.) In 1944, Worthen was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Sept. 17,...

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Airman Accounted For From World War II (Best, W.) Release No: 19-168 Oct. 24, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Willard R. Best, 24, of Staunton, Illinois, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019. (This identification was initially released on Sept. 6, 2019.) In the summer of 1944, Best was a member of the 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 92d Bombardment Group (Heavy), 40th Combat Bombardment Wing, 1st...

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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Odom, L.) Release No: 19-186 Oct. 24, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Lloyd B. Odom, 19, of Odessa, Missouri, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 12, 2019. (This identification was initially published Sept. 18, 2019.) In late 1950, Odom was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing in action...

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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Grubb, C.) Release No: 19-160 Oct. 23, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Charles H. Grubb, 21, of War Eagle, West Virginia, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 27, 2019. (This identification was initially published on Aug. 29, 2019.) In late 1950, Grubb was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on...

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Airman Accounted For From World War II (McTigue, J.) Release No: 19-169 Oct. 23, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. John F. McTigue, 22, of Astoria, New York, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019. (This identification was initially published on Sept. 6, 2019.) In the summer of 1944, McTigue was a member of the 407th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy,) 92d Bombardment Group (Heavy,) 40th Combat Bombardment Wing,...

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