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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Cates, J.)

Army Master Sgt. James G. Cates, 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 late 1950, Cates was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 3, 1950, following combat actions against enemy forces in...

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Ralph L. Bennett, 22, of Ames, Iowa, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 29, 2019. This identification was initially published on May 1, 2019.) In June 1944, Bennett was a member of Headquarters Company, 209th Engineer Combat Battalion, as an engineer in the China-Burma-India Theater. On June 13, 1944, Bennett’s...

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Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Drovis, S.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army 1st Lt. Seymour P. Drovis, 24, of Cook County, Illinois, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 4, 2018. (This identification was initially published on Sept. 14, 2018.) In July 1944, Drovis was a member of Company A, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, engaged against enemy forces in Achugao Village, Saipan...

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Harry W. Wilder, 21, of Denver, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Nov. 26, 2018. (This identification was initially published on Nov. 28, 2018.) In November 1944, Wilder was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 14,...

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USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Shanahan, W.)

Navy Signalman 3rd Class William J. Shanahan, killed during World War II, was accounted for May 31, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Shanahan 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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USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Kesler, D.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Baker 2nd Class David L. Kesler, 23, of Berthoud, Colorado, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Jan. 17, 2019. (This identification was initially published on Jan. 24, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Kesler was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked...

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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Smith, W.)

Army Cpl. William S. Smith, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 4, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On. Sept. 1, 1950, Smith was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, when he was reported missing in action after an enemy assault on his unit's position along the Naktong...

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, killed during World War II, are those of Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. William E. Brandenburg, 19, of New Miami, Ohio. Brandenburg was accounted for on Sept. 25, 2018. (This identification was initially published on Oct. 29, 2018.) In November 1943, Brandenburg was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 2nd...

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

Navy Seaman 1st Class Ralph H. Keil, killed during World War II, was accounted for Feb. 4, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Keil 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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Airman Accounted For From World War II (Ruble, C.)

Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Charles G. Ruble, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 31, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In September 1944, Ruble was a member of the 99th Troup Carrier Squadron, 441st Troup Carrier Group, serving as an aerial engineer aboard a C-47A aircraft, nicknamed the "Celia L." On Sept. 17,...

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