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Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Bennett, R.)

Army Cpl. Ralph L. Bennett, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 29, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In June 1944, Bennet was a member of Headquarters Company, 209th Engineer Combat Battalion, as an engineer in the China-Burma-India Theater. On June 13, 1944, Bennet’s battalion fought in the siege of the Myitkyina, Burma, after...

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May 1, 2019 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Pue, J.)

Navy Fireman 3rd Class Jasper L. Pue, killed during World War II, was accounted for April 16, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Pue 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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April 29, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Riggs, H.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Herschel M. Riggs, 18, of Rio Grande City, Texas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on March 21, 2019. (This identification was initially announced on March 26, 2019). In July 1950, Riggs was an infantryman with Headquarters Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, involved in combat actions against North Korean forces...

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April 29, 2019 No Comments

Airman Accounted For From World War II (Rogers, V.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Rogers, Jr., 21, of Snyder, New York, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 21, 2019. (This identification was initially announced on April 1, 2019.) On Jan. 21, 1944, Rogers was an assistant radio operator for the 38th Bombardment Squadron, (Heavy), 30th Bombardment Group, stationed at...

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April 29, 2019 No Comments

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

Army Sgt. 1st Class Elden C. Justus, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on April 16, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In late November 1950, Justus was a member of Headquarters Battery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. Approximately 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers assembled into the 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT),...

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

Army Pfc. Sterling Geary, Jr., killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on April 8, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) 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 People’s Volunteer Forces in North Korea. He was declared missing...

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Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Harris, D.)

Army Pfc. Dewey W. Harris, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 16, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In November 1944, Harris was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 14, 1944, after fierce combat in the Hürtgen Forest, near...

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USS West Virginia Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Costill, H.)

Navy Fireman 3rd Class Harold K. Costill, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 16, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Costill was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS West Virginia sustained...

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USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Myers, R.)

Navy Seaman 2nd Class Ray H. Myers, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 16, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Myers 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...

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April 29, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Hayes, J.)

Army Pfc. John W. Hayes, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 17, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In early 1945, Hayes was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division, serving in the European Theater during World War II. On Jan. 4, 1945, Hayes was killed in action...

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