November 19, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Steely, U.)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2018 — Navy Machinist's Mate 1st Class Ulis C. Steely, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Oct. 15, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Steely 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...

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November 19, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Stern, C.)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2018 — Navy Reserve Ensign Charles M. Stern, Jr., killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 24, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Stern 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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November 15, 2018 No Comments

Marine Accounted For From World War II (Gojmerac, N.)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 — Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Nicholas J. Gojmerac, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 24, 2018. In July 1943, Gojmerac was a member of Company Q, 4th Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Raider Regiment, when his unit assaulted a Japanese stronghold at Bairoko Harbor, New Georgia Island, Solomon Islands. He was reported missing in action on July 20,...

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November 15, 2018 No Comments

Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Morris, J.)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2018 — Navy Reserve Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class John O. Morris, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 13, 2018. In late 1943, Morris was a member of Carrier Aircraft Service Unit (CASU) 17. In November 1943, American units landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands,...

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November 5, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Stapleton, K.)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2018 — Navy Seaman 1st Class Kirby R. Stapleton, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 27, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Stapleton 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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November 1, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Coons, F.)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2018 — Army Cpl. Frederick E. Coons, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on Oct. 29, 2018. On July 29, 1950, Coons was declared missing action in the vicinity of Geochang, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, when he couldn’t be accounted for after a unit withdrawal action to set up a roadblock against North Korean Forces. DPAA is grateful to...

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October 30, 2018 No Comments

Marine Accounted For From World War II (Freet, F.)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2018 — Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Fred E. Freet, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 6, 2018. In November 1943, Freet was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an...

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October 29, 2018 No Comments

USS Colorado Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Slaton, I.)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2018 — Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Ira N. Slaton, killed during the attack on the USS Colorado in World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 24, 2018. Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Ira N. Slaton, 22, of Marshall County, Alabama, accounted for on Sept. 24, 2018, will be buried XXXXX in XXXXX. On July 24, 1944, Slaton was aboard the...

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October 29, 2018 No Comments

Marine Accounted For From World War II (Brandenburg, W.)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2018 — Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. William E. Brandenburg, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 25, 2018. In November 1943, Brandenburg was a member of Company A, 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 Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands,...

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October 29, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Sipes, R.)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2018 — Army Pvt. Robert J. Sipes, Jr., killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on Oct. 23, 2018. In November 1950, Sipes was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was killed in action on Nov. 30, 1950, during heavy fighting between the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) and the 7th Cavalry Regiment...

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