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Marine Accounted for from World War II (Van Zandt, J.) Release No: 19-200 Oct. 3, 2019

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Jack B. Van Zandt, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 23, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In November 1943, Van Zandt 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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Marine Accounted for from World War II (Buan, N.) Release No: 19-199 Oct. 3, 2019

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Norman A. Buan, killed during World War II, was accounted for Aug. 27, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In November 1943, Buan was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the...

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USS Oklahoma Marine Accounted For From World War II (Arthurholtz, M.) Release No: 19-198 Oct. 1, 2019

Marine Corps Pfc. Marley Arthurholtz, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 18, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Arthurholtz 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, which caused...

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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Burchfield, R.) Release No: 19-197 Oct. 1, 2019

Army Sgt. 1st Class Riley Burchfield, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In late 1950, Burchfield was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was captured by enemy forces near Kunu-ri, North Korea on Nov. 26, 1950. He reportedly died while...

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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Shelemba, J.) Release No: 19-196 Oct. 1, 2019

Army Pfc. John A. Shelemba, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 12, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In the summer of 1950, Shelemba was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action July 20, 1950, while defending Taejon, South Korea. After the battle,...

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Marine Accounted For From World War II (Wiesehan, L.) Release No: 19-195 Oct. 1, 2019

Marine Corps Pfc. Louis Wiesehan, Jr., killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 23, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In November 1943, Wiesehan was a member of 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...

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Marine Accounted For From World War II (Hatch, R.) Release No: 19-194 Oct. 1, 2019

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Robert J. Hatch, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 23, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In November 1943, Hatch was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the...

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Marine Accounted For From World War II (Burke, J.) Release No: 19-083 Oct. 1, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John T. Burke, 18, of Newton, North Carolina, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 15, 2019. (This identification was initially published May 28, 2019.) In November 1943, Burke was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance...

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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Garrison, J.) Release No: 19-148 Oct. 1, 2019

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Jerry M. Garrison, 21, of Lamar, Arkansas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 7, 2019. (This identification was initially published Aug. 14, 2019.) In late 1950, Garrison was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950,...

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

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. John R. Bayens, killed during World War II, was accounted for Sept. 23, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In November 1943, Bayens was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the...

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