November 24, 2017 No Comments

Sailor Killed During World War II Accounted For (Pieper, J.)

Navy Reserve Radioman 2nd Class Julius H.O. Pieper, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. On June 19, 1944, Pieper was a member of Landing Ship Tank Number 523 (LST-523), off the coast of Normandy, France. The ship exploded and sank after striking an underwater mine, killing Pieper. In the years following the incident, his remains were not recovered or identified. Pieper's...

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November 20, 2017 No Comments

Soldier Missing From The Korean War Accounted For (Shepard, O.)

Army Sgt. Ollie E. Shepard, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for. In late November, 1950, Shepard was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 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 Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when it was attacked by...

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November 17, 2017 No Comments

Funeral Announcement For Michigan Airman Killed During World War II

Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Donald E. Underwood, accounted for on Sept. 9, 2017, will be honored next to his mother's grave in Flat Rock, Michigan, November 25, followed by his burial at Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C., November 28. Underwood, 23, of River Rogue, Michigan, was killed during World War II. On Jan. 21, 1944, Underwood was a member of the 38th Bombardment...

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November 15, 2017 No Comments

U.S. – Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs Concludes 21st Plenary Session in Moscow

ARLINGTON, Va -- U.S. and Russian delegates completed the latest Plenum of the United States – Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs (USRJC) on November 9, in Moscow, Russia. The USRJC was established in 1992 as an agreement between President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin to determine the fates of Americans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the...

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Airman Killed During World War II Accounted For (Harth, W.)

Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. William H. Harth, Jr., killed during World War II, has now been accounted for. In the summer of 1943, Harth was a bombardier assigned to the 329th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), which was known as “The Traveling Circus.” He served on a B-24D aircraft, nicknamed “Hell’s Angels,” when he was participating in a historic mission, which was...

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November 13, 2017 No Comments

Soldier Captured During Korean War Accounted For, (Harkness, H.)

Army Sgt. 1st Class Harry E. Harkness, captured during the Korean War, has now been accounted for. On In November 1950, Harkness was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, participating in combat actions against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in the vicinity of Unsan, North Korea. Harkness was reported missing in action as of Nov. 2, 1950...

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November 13, 2017 No Comments

Funeral Announcement For Soldier Killed During World War II (Aiello, M.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, recently accounted-for from World War II, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Aiello, 35, of Springfield, Illinois, will be buried October 28 in his hometown. In September 1944, Aiello was a member of Company G, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR),...

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November 13, 2017 No Comments

Funeral Announcement For Soldier Captured During The Korean War (Iyotte, P.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, recently accounted-for from the Korean War, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Sgt. Philip J. Iyotte, 21, of White River, South Dakota, will be buried October 25 in his hometown. In February 1951, Iyotte was a member of Company E, 21st Infantry Regiment,...

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November 13, 2017 No Comments

Funeral Announcement For Marine Missing From World War II (Critchley, W.)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, recently accounted-for from World War II, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Cpl. Walter G. Critchley, 24, of Norwich, New York, will be buried October 18 in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. In November 1943, Critchley was assigned to Company F, 2nd...

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