MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced two burial updates and one new identification for service members who have been missing and unaccounted-for from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- Army Cpl. R.B. Cherry, 19, of Dallas, was assigned to Company G, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 27, 1950, near Anju, North Korea. Cherry had been a POW in Camp 5 and his remains were declared non-recoverable after the war. He will be buried in his hometown. The date has yet to be determined. Read about Cherry https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2193122/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-cherry-rb/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Biacio Casola, 26, of the Bronx, 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 Casola. He will be buried on April 20, 2022, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. Read about Casola https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2717101/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-casola-b/.
-- Navy Reserve Cmdr. Paul C. Charvet, 26, of Grandview, Washington, was assigned to Attack Squadron 215 aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard. On March 21, 1967, the A-1H Skyraider airplane on which Chavret was piloting, was shot down near Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Following the war, his remains could not be identified. Interment services are pending. Read about Charvet https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2717101/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-casola-b/.
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