MIA Update - July 24, 2020

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MIA Update - July 24, 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:45 pm

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced one new identification and one burial update 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:

-- Army Pfc. Glenn E. Collins, 21, of Tucson, Arizona, was a member of Heavy Mortar Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Collins will be buried in his hometown at a date yet to be decided by the family. Read about Collins https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2167506/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-collins-g/.
-- Marine Corps Pfc. John P. Langan, 18, was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island. Over several days of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded, while the Japanese were virtually annihilated. Langan died on the third day of battle, Nov. 22, 1943. Interment services are pending. Read about Langan https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2274735/marine-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-langan-j/.
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