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

Army Pvt. Edward M. Morrison, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 31, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In July 1950, Morrison was a member of 1st Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. His unit was holding a defensive position north of P'yongt'aek, South Korea, when he was killed...

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Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Thompson, H.)

Army Pfc. Hulett A. Thompson, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 29, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In June 1944, Thompson served as an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5307th Combat Unit (Provisional,) also referred to as Task Force Galahad, or Merrill's Marauders, in the China-Burma-India region. On June 30, 1944, Thompson's...

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USS Colorado Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Dick, H.)

Navy Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Harold L. Dick, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Nov. 26, 2018. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On July 24, 1944, Dick was aboard the battleship USS Colorado, which was moored approximately 3,200 yards from the shore of Tinian Island, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Early in the morning,...

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USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Brandt, O.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 1st Class Oris V. Brandt, 20, of Kentland, Indiana, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 2019. (This identification was initially published on March 4, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Brandt was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was...

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Ray H. Myers, 19, of Central City, Iowa, killed during World War II, was accounted for April 16, 2019. (This identification was initially published on April 19, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Myers was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was...

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Marine Accounted For From World War II (Burke, J.)

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John T. Burke, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 15, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In November 1943, Burke was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll...

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

Army Cpl. Earl H. Markle, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for May 17, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In late 1950, Markle was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, engaged against enemy forces near Unsan, North Korea. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 2, 1950 when...

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

U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Leo Blitz, and U.S. Navy Fireman 1st Class Rudolph Blitz, twins killed during World War II, were accounted for May 21, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On Dec. 7, 1941, the Blitz’s were assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was...

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USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Wasielewski, E.)

Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward Wasielewski, killed during World War II, was accounted for May 15, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Wasielewskiwas 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, which caused...

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

Army Cpl. Billy J. Butler, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for April 29, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) 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, North Korea. On Nov. 28, 1950, his unit’s defensive positions were...

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