MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identification of three American service members who had been missing in action from WWII. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- Navy Radioman 3rd Class Howard V. Keffer was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Keffer was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Keffer http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1460079/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-keffer-h/.
-- Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William W. Shank, a P-38 pilot, was assigned to the 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group, 66th Fighter Wing, 8th Fighter Command, 8th Air Force. On Nov. 13, 1943, Shank was killed after engaging with the enemy on a mission to Bremen, Germany. Interment services are pending. Read about Shank http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1461087/airman-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-shank-w/.
-- Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Herman W. Mulligan was assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division. On May 30, 1945, Mulligan’s unit was engaged with Japanese forces on Hill 27 on the northern bank of the Kobuka Estuary, Okinawa, Japan, when a large crypt of ammunition exploded, killing Mulligan and wounding dozens of others. Interment services are pending. Read about Mulligan http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1460076/marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-mulligan-h/.
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