MIA Update - October 21, 2017

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MIA Update - October 21, 2017

#1 Postby boardman » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:21 am

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

-- Army Sgt. Philip J. Iyotte, 21, of White River, S.D., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried Oct. 25 in his hometown. Iyotte was a member of Company E, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, assigned under 8th Army. From Jan. 25 - Feb. 1, 1951, Iyotte’s unit participated in Operation Thunderbolt, a reconnaissance mission stretching 30 miles from 8th Army’s front to the south bank of the Han River. Iyotte could not be accounted for after the operation and was declared missing in action as of Feb. 9, 1951. It was later determined that he was captured by Chinese forces and moved to Camp 1 and Changsong, where he later died. Read about Iyotte http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1347621/funeral-announcement-for-soldier-captured-during-the-korean-war-iyotte-p/.
-- Navy Signalman 3rd Class Charles E. Nix was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Nix was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Nix http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1347394/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-nix-c/.
-- Marine Corps Pfc. Francis E. Drake was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. On Oct. 9, 1942, Drake’s unit participated in the main offensive action in the Battle of Guadalcanal. Drake was killed during the two-month-long battle and buried atop Hill 73 with two other Marines. Interment services are pending. Read about Drake http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1344780/marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-drake-f/.
-- Marine Corps Reserve Cpl Raymond A. Barker was assigned to Company C, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. On Nov. 20, 1943, Barker's unit landed on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll against stiff Japanese resistance. Barker was killed on the first day of the battle, one of approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors killed in the intense fighting. Interment services are pending. Read about Barker http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1344788/marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-barker-r/.
-- Marine Corps Pvt. Edwin W. Jordan was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. On Nov. 20, 1943, Jordan's unit landed on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll against stiff Japanese resistance. Jordan was killed on the first day of the battle, one of approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors killed in the intense fighting. Interment services are pending. Read about Jordan http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1344790/marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-jordan-e/.
-- Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Albert Strange was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. On Nov. 20, 1943, Strange's unit landed on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll against stiff Japanese resistance. Strange was killed on the first day of the battle, one of approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors killed in the intense fighting. Interment services are pending. Read about Strange http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1344774/marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-strange-a/.
-- Marine Corps Pfc. Donald R. Tolson was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division. On Nov. 20, 1943, Tolson's unit landed on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll against stiff Japanese resistance. Tolson was killed on the first day of the battle, one of approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors killed in the intense fighting. Interment services are pending. Read about Tolson http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1344767/marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-tolson-d/.
-- Marine Corps Cpl. John V. McNichol was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. On Nov. 20, 1943, McNichol’s unit landed on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll against stiff Japanese resistance. Over several days of intense fighting, approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors were. McNichol was killed on Nov. 21, 1943. Interment services are pending. Read about McNichol http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1344771/marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-mcnichol-j/.
-- Marine Corps Sgt. Elden W. Grimm was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force. On Nov. 20, 1943, Grimm's unit landed on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll against stiff Japanese resistance. Over several days of intense fighting, approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed. Grimm was killed on Nov. 25,1943. Interment services are pending. Read about Grimm http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1344769/marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-grimm-e/.
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