June 11, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Tindall, L.)

une 11, 2018 —Navy Reserve Fireman 1st Class Lewis F. Tindall, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on March 26, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Tindall 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, which...

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June 11, 2018 No Comments

Marine Killed During World War II Accounted For (Gilman, P.)

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2018 —Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Paul D. Gilman, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 17, 2018. In November 1943, Gilman was assigned to Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th 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, in an...

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June 11, 2018 No Comments

Marine Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Keirn, M.)

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2018 —Marine Corps Sgt. Meredith F. Keirn, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 22, 2018. In late November, 1950, Keirn was a light machinegun section leader for Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He was reported to have been killed Nov. 30, 1950 while defending a hill overlooking the Toktong Pass, a critical main...

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June 8, 2018 No Comments

June 5, 2018 USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Mason, H.)

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2018 —Navy Musician 1st Class Henri C. Mason, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on March 26, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Mason 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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June 4, 2018 No Comments

Naval Pilot Killed During Vietnam War Accounted For (Kilpatrick, L.)

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 —Naval Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Larry R. Kilpatrick, killed during the Vietnam War, was accounted for on May 18. On June 18, 1972, Kilpatrick was a member of Attack Squadron One Hundred Five (VA-105), on board the USS Saratoga (CVA-60), flying an A-7A aircraft in a flight of two on a night armed reconnaissance mission over northern Vietnam. Kilpatrick's wingman lost radio...

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June 4, 2018 No Comments

Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Duran, A.)

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 —Army Air Forces Sgt. Alfonso O. Duran, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 22, 2018. In February 1944, Duran was a nose gunner on a B-24H Liberator, assigned to the 724th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 451st Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force. On February 25, 1944, the final day of Operation Argument, Duran’s aircraft came under attack by German...

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May 31, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Adkins, M.)

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Marvin B. Adkins, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on April 11, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Adkins 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 it to...

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May 29, 2018 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Nichols, C.)

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2018 —Navy Seaman 2nd Class Carl Nichols, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on March 27, 2018. On Dec. 7, 1941, Nichols 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...

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May 29, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Kirtley, D.)

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2018 —Army Cpl. DeMaret M. Kirtley, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 4, 2018. In late November 1950, Kirtley was a member of Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division. Approximately 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers assembled into the 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT), which was deployed east of the...

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May 29, 2018 No Comments

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Akers, J.)

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2018 —Army Sgt. Joseph Akers, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 30, 2018. In November 1944, Akers was a member of Company C, 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, participating in intense fighting in the Hürtgen Forest. His company was deployed as direct fire support for American infantrymen attacking the town of Grosshau. Two tank destroyers and six tanks, including...

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