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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Richard J. Thomson, 19, of League City, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on March 14, 2019. (This identification was initially announced on March 20, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Thomson was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship...

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April 29, 2019 No Comments

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Capt. Rufus J. Hyman, 23, of Memphis, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 2019. (This identification was initially announced on Feb. 22, 2019.) In July 1950, Hyman was an infantry officer with Company A, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, engaging in combat actions against the North Korean...

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April 29, 2019 No Comments

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Seaman 1st Class Ernest R. West, 22, of Runnells, Iowa, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 8, 2019. (This identification was initially announced on March 7, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, West was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was...

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April 29, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Ferguson, C.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Carlos E. Ferguson, 20, of Dawson, West Virginia, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on Feb. 4, 2019. (This identification was initially announced on Feb. 8, 2019.) In May 1951, Ferguson was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, engaged in combat against the Korean People’s...

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Airman Accounted For From World War II (Stone, W.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Walter B. Stone, 24, of Andalusia, Alabama, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 2019. (This identification was initially announced on Feb. 25, 2019.) In October 1943, Stone served as a pilot in the 350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, VIII U.S. Fighter Command. On Oct. 22,...

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March 20, 2019 No Comments

DPAA Makes 200th Identification from USS Oklahoma Unknown Remains

Sean Patterson, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System Department of Defense DNA Quality Management Section DNA Analyst, replaces U. S. Navy Fireman 1st Class Billy James Johnson's picture background, signifying him as an identified service member who was previously missing in action. Johnson marks the 200th service member to be identified following the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack where 429 U.S. Sailors and Marines were...

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March 7, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Shuey, C.)

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2019 — Army Sgt. Cread E. Shuey, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 26, 2019. On Dec. 8, 1941, Shuey was a member of Battery G, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment, serving in the Philippines, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands. Intense fighting continued until the surrender of the Bataan peninsula on April 9, 1942, and of the...

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March 7, 2019 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Tumlinson, V.)

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2019 — Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Victor P. Tumlinson, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 8, 2019. On Dec. 7, 1941, Tumlinson 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...

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March 4, 2019 No Comments

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

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2019 — Navy Seaman 1st Class Oris V. Brandt, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 20, 2019. On Dec. 7, 1941, Brandt 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,...

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March 2, 2019 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Johnson, B.)

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2019 — Navy Fireman 1st Class Billy J. Johnson, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on Feb. 26, 2019. On Dec. 7, 1941, Johnson 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,...

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