July 11, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Franks, P.)

Army Pvt. Penn Franks, Jr., killed during World War II, was accounted for June 24, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In February 1945, Franks was a member of Company G, 371st Infantry Regiment 92nd Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle on the Gothic line in the northern Apennine Mountains near Strettoia, Italy, when he was...

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July 11, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Franks, P.)

Army Pvt. Penn Franks, Jr., killed during World War II, was accounted for June 24, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In February 1945, Franks was a member of Company G, 371st Infantry Regiment 92nd Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle on the Gothic line in the northern Apennine Mountains near Strettoia, Italy, when he was...

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July 7, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Wilkes, D.)

Army Pfc. David C. Wilkes, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 24, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In late 1950, Wilkes was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division. Approximately 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers assembled into the 31st Regimental Combat Team...

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July 7, 2019 No Comments

Marine Accounted For From World War II (Likens, K.)

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Kenneth W. Likens, 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 November 1943, Likens 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...

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June 27, 2019 No Comments

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Markle, E.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Earl H. Markle, 19, of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 17, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 28, 2019.) In November 1950, Markle was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was reported missing in action on...

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June 27, 2019 No Comments

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Wesley L. Kroenung, Jr., 25, of South Pasadena, California, killed during World War II, was accounted for April 16, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 8, 2019.) In November 1943, Kroenung was a photographer with Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Fifth Amphibious Corps, temporarily assigned to the 2nd Marine...

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June 27, 2019 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Twins Accounted For From World War II (Blitz, L. & Blitz, R.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that twin brothers, Navy Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Leo Blitz, and Navy Fireman 1st Class Rudolph Blitz, both 20, of Lincoln, Nebraska, killed during World War II, were accounted for on May 21, 2019. (These identifications were initially published on May 24, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, the Blitz twins were assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma,...

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June 27, 2019 No Comments

USS Oklahoma Marine Accounted For From World War II (Black, W.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Pvt. Waldean Black, 20, of Perryton, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Dec. 13, 2018. (This identification was initially published on Feb. 7, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Black was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by...

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June 27, 2019 No Comments

Airman Accounted For From World War II (Gotts, H.)

Army Air Forces Sgt. Howard F. Gotts, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 24, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In August 1943, Gotts was a radio operator assigned to the 66th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy,) known as the Flying 8-Balls. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24D aircraft on which Gotts served,...

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