MIA Update - February 21, 2020

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MIA Update - February 21, 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:04 am

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced two new identifications, and two burial updates for service members who have been missing and unaccounted-for from WWII and the Korean War. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- U.S. Navy Steward’s Mate 2nd Class Jesus F. Garcia, 21, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Garcia. Interment services are pending. Read about Garcia https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2087836/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-garcia-j/.
-- U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Ernest L. Roth, 20, was assigned as a pilot with the 359th Bombardment Squadron, 303rd Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force in Europe. On May 19, 1944, he was piloting a B-17G bomber while on a bombing run over Berlin when the plane was hit by flak and crashed. Six of the 10 crewmembers, including Roth, were killed in the crash. They were recovered by German forces and reportedly buried in the Döberitz cemetery. Interment services are pending. Read about Roth https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2087590/pilot-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-roth-e/.
-- U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Lyal J. Savage, 19, of Dexter, New York, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft, on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Savage. He will be buried June 27, 2020, in his hometown. Read about Savage https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1928656/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-savage-l/.
-- U.S. Navy Fire Controlman 1st Class Robert L. Corn, 24, of Baker City, Oregon, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft, on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Corn. He will be buried May 1, 2020, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read about Corn https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1935071/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-corn-r/.
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