MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identification of three American servicemen who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- Navy Molder 1st Class Kenneth B. Armstrong was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Armstrong was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Armstrong http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1436815/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-armstrong-k/.
-- Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Arthur Glenn was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Glenn was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Glenn http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1442778/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-wwii-accounted-for-glenn-a/.
-- Army Pfc. David Baker was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. On Nov. 25, 1950, his unit was attacked by Chinese forces while positioned near Yongbyong, North Korea. The battalion suffered heavy casualties and Baker was listed as missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950. Later reports indicated that Baker was, indeed, captured by the enemy. Interment services are pending. Read about Baker http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1436817/soldier-captured-during-the-korean-war-accounted-for-baker-david/.
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