MIA Update - April 5, 2021

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MIA Update - April 5, 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:48 am

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced four new identifications for service members who have been missing and unaccounted-for from World War II and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Navy Signalman 1st Class Eugene M. Skaggs, 33, 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 Skaggs. Interment Services are pending. Read about Skaggs https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2548176/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-skaggs-e/.
-- Navy Water Tender 1st Class Milo E. Phillips, 26, 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 Phillips. Interment Services are pending. Read about Phillips https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2554715/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-phillips-m/.
-- Army Pfc. Raymond A. Smith, 18, was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, after his unit was attacked by enemy forces as they attempted to withdraw near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment Services are pending. Read about Smith https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2557843/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-smith-r/.
-- Navy Fireman 1st Class Neal K. Todd, 22, 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 Todd. Interment services are pending. Read about Todd https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2557850/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-todd-n/.
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