MIA Update - September 8, 2017

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MIA Update - September 8, 2017

#1 Postby boardman » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:54 am

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced identifications of remains of six American servicemen who had been missing in action from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Navy Fireman 1st Class Samuel W. Crowder, of Kentucky, was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Crowder was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Crowder http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1299124/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-crowder/.
-- Marine Corps Pvt. Vernon P. Keaton, of Oklahoma, was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Keaton was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Keaton http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1299093/uss-oklahoma-marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-keaton/.
-- Navy Fireman 1st Class Elmer D. Nail, of Kansas, was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Nail was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Nail http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1299133/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-nail/.
-- Army Pvt. Raymond Sinowitz, of New York, was a member of 454th Ordnance Company, 27th Bombardment Group, the Far East Air Force, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands on Dec. 8, 1941. After months of intense fighting, Corregidor fell and American forces surrendered on May 6, 1942. Sinowitz was one of the thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members taken prisoner and eventually moved to Cabanatuan POW camp. Interment services are pending. Read about Sinowitz http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1299064/soldier-captured-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-sinowitz/.
-- Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class William G. Payne, of Chicago, Ill., was a medical specialist assigned to the 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. In late November 1950, Payne’s unit was fighting against repeat attacks by Chinese forces in the area surrounding Yudam-ni, North Korea. Payne was killed during the fighting on Dec. 1, 1950 and was reportedly buried in a temporary cemetery at Yudam-ni. Interment services are pending. Read about Payne http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1299102/sailor-killed-during-korean-war-accounted-for-payne/.
- Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Donald J. Hall, of Stroud, Okla., was a member of Detachment 5, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. On Feb. 6, 1967, Hall and three other service members were flying an HH-3E helicopter on a rescue and recovery mission over northern Vietnam. Hall’s helicopter was hit by enemy ground fire after rescuing a downed pilot, resulting in an internal explosion and crash. Hall was subsequently reported missing in action. Interment services are pending. Read about Hall http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1299048/airman-missing-from-vietnam-war-accounted-for-hall-d/.
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