December 27, 2017 No Comments

Vietnam offers unprecedented support to US POW/MIA recovery issues

President Donald J. Trump recently scored a major political accomplishment in Vietnam regarding on-going POW/MIA efforts in Southeast Asia (SEA) stemming from the Vietnam War that the mass media and many Vietnam veterans organizations are apparently ignoring. After remaining reticent for nearly a year on the topic of finding, identifying and returning to America the remains of 1,602 Americans missing in SEA from the Vietnam...

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December 16, 2017 No Comments

Repatriation ceremony held for US Servicemen’s remains

Representatives from the Board of Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) were present at the ceremony. On the US side there were Vice Ambassador of the US to Vietnam Caryn McClelland, the Military Attaché of the US Embassy in Hanoi, and representatives of the Defence POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the US MIA Office in Hanoi. The Vietnamese side handed over to...

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December 13, 2017 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Craig, J.)

Navy Storekeeper 1st Class John W. Craig, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Craig 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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December 13, 2017 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Callahan, A.)

Navy Mess Attendant 2nd Class Archie Callahan, Jr., killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Callahan 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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December 13, 2017 No Comments

Soldier Captured During Korean War Accounted For (Beed, M.)

Army Sgt. 1st Class Milton M. Beed, captured during the Korean War, has now been accounted for. In February 1951, Beed was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, supporting Republic of Korea Army attacks against units of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in the village of Hoengsong, an area known as the Central Corridor in South Korea....

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December 13, 2017 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Solomon, J.)

Navy Seaman 1st Class James C. Solomon, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, has now been accounted for. On Dec. 7, 1941, Solomon 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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December 1, 2017 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Charpilloz, L.)

Marine Corps Pfc. Lyle E. Charpilloz, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Charpilloz was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th 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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December 1, 2017 No Comments

DPAA Reaches Milestone in USS Oklahoma Identifications

ARLINGTON, Virginia -- Only a handful of USS Oklahoma survivors remain who can remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma, moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, was sunk by Japanese aircraft during the attack. A total of 429 crewmen aboard the USS Oklahoma were killed in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941, after the ship quickly capsized from...

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November 29, 2017 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Quinn, D.)

Marine Corps Reserve 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Quinn was assigned to Company C, 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion (C-2d Amp Tr Bn), 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....

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