27 Jun 2019

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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27 Jun 2019

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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22 Jun 2019

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Geary, S.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Sterling Geary, Jr., 24, of Cooper, Texas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on April 8, 2019. (This identification was initially published on April 26, 2019.) In November 1950, Geary was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, which was engaged in battle with the Chinese...

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22 Jun 2019

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Butler, B.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Billy J. Butler, 19, of Kerrville, Texas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on April 29, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 23, 2019.) In late 1950, Butler was a member of Company C, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against the enemy near Kujang,...

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22 Jun 2019

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Roger L. Woods, 18, of Cincinnati, Ohio, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 21, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 23, 2019.) In the summer of 1950, Woods was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment, fighting against members of the Korean...

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22 Jun 2019

Airman Accounted For From World War II (Gochnauer, T.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Toney W. Gochnauer, 24, of Amarillo, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 13, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 15, 2019.) On Jan. 25, 1944, Gochnauer was a member of 425th Bombardment Squadron, 308th Heavy Bombardment Group, 14th Air Force, as the co-pilot aboard...

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22 Jun 2019

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Givens, J.)

Army Pvt. Jacob W. Givens, killed during World War II, was accounted for June 17, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) In October 1944, Givens was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division which was engaged in battle against enemy forces in the Raffelsbrand sector of the Hürtgen Forest, near Germeter, Germany....

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17 Jun 2019

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

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Charles S. Lawler, 19, of Traverse City, Michigan, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 13, 2019. (This identification was initially published on May 15, 2019.) In November 1950, Lawler 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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17 Jun 2019

USS West Virginia Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Costill, H.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Fireman 3rd Class Harold K. Costill, 18, of Clayton, New Jersey, killed during World War II, was accounted for on April 16, 2019. (This identification was initially published on April 19, 2019.) On Dec. 7, 1941, Costill was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the...

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17 Jun 2019

USS Colorado Sailor Accounted For From World War II (Martinez, M.)

Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Moyses A. Martinez, killed during World War II, was accounted for on June 10, 2019. (Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.) On July 24, 1944, Martinez was aboard the battleship USS Colorado, which was moored approximately 3,200 yards from the shore of Tinian Island, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Early in the morning,...

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