MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identification of five American servicemen who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- Navy Fireman 3rd Class Warren H. Crim was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Crim was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Crim http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1420507/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-crim-w/.
-- Navy Fireman 2nd Class Lowell E. Valley was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Valley was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Valley http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1420510/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-valley-l/.
-- Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty was a member of the 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment Group, IX Bomber Command based at Easton Lodge-Essex, England. On June 22, 1944, Canty’s B-26 Marauder was on a nighttime bombing mission against targets near Caen, France, when his plane was shot down between the villages of Baron-sur-Odon and Gavrus, France. Canty and the seven other crewmembers were killed in the incident. Because the location of the crash was in German-held territory, U.S. forces were unable to make a detailed search for the crew at the time of their loss. Interment services are pending. Read about Canty http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1420542/airman-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-canty-j/.
-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Pete W. Simon was a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. In September 1950, his unit participated in a defense of the Pusan Perimeter, a large defensive line west and north of Pusan, South Korea. Simon was reported to have been killed in action on Sept. 5, 1950, but his remains could not be located following the battle. Interment services are pending. Read about Simon http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1420650/soldier-killed-during-the-korean-war-accounted-for-simon-p/.
-- Army Pfc. Lamar E. Newman was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. In November 1950, his unit took part in a defensive operation in the vicinity of the village of Kujang, North Korea. The division suffered heavy losses, with many soldiers going missing or being killed or captured. Newman went missing on Nov. 27, 1950, near the village of Kujang as a result of heavy fighting. Interment services are pending. Read about Newman http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1421280/soldier-missing-from-the-korean-war-accounted-for-newman-l/.
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