05 Aug 2019

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

Army Pvt. Charlie M. Waid, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 24, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In late 1942, Waid was a member of the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Regiment. Following the Japanese invasion of the Philippines and the fall of Bataan, Waid was taken as a prisoner of war to the Cabanatuan...

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05 Aug 2019

Pilot Accounted For From Vietnam War (Ward, N.)

Air Force Maj. Neal C. Ward, killed during the Vietnam War, was accounted for July 19, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On June 13, 1969, Ward was a member of the 602nd Special Operations Squadron, as the pilot of an A-1H aircraft, leading a flight of two on an armed reconnaissance mission in the Lao People's Democratic...

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19 Jul 2019

Pilot Accounted For From Vietnam War (Knight, R.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Air Force Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr., 36, of Millsap, Texas, killed during the Vietnam War, was accounted for June 4, 2019. (This identification was initially published on June 13, 2019.) In May 1967, Knight was a pilot with the 602nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, assigned to Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand. On May 19, 1967,...

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19 Jul 2019

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Raymond H. Middlekauff, 31, of Baltimore, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 8, 2019. (This identification was initially published on April 16, 2019.) In late 1944, Middlekauff was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, which was engaged in battle against German forces near...

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19 Jul 2019

U.S. Servicemen Killed During Battle of Tarawa To Be Returned to United States

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today the remains of at least 22 servicemen, killed during the battle of Tarawa in World War II, are being returned to the United States in an Honorable Carry Ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 17, 2019. The Battle for Tarawa was part of a larger U.S. invasion (Operation GALVANIC) to capture Japanese-held territory within the...

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19 Jul 2019

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

Army Pvt. Connie Cagle, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 8, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In late 1942, Cagle was a member of Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, when his unit was engaged with enemy forces along the Soputa-Sanananda Track, near Buna, in the Australian Territory of Papua (present-day...

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19 Jul 2019

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

Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. William E. Rambo, killed during World War II, was accounted for June 24, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In November 1943, Rambo was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the...

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19 Jul 2019

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Signalman 3rd Class William J. Shanahan, Jr., 23, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, killed during World War II, was accounted for May 31, 2019. (This identification was initially published on June 6, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Shanahan was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship...

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19 Jul 2019

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Pue, J.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 3rd Class Jasper L. Pue, Jr., 21, of San Antonio, killed during World War II, was accounted for April 16, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 1, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Pue was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was...

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19 Jul 2019

USS Oklahoma Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Loebach, A.)

Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class Adolph J. Loebach, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 2, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Loebach 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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