MIA Update - April 6, 2018

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MIA Update - April 6, 2018

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:34 am

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced identification and burial updates for eight American service members who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- Marine Corps Pvt. Edwin W. Jordan, 19, of Pittsburgh, whose identification was previously announced, will be buried April 9, in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C., 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. Read about Jordan http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1482156/funeral-announcement-for-marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-jordan-e/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Walter C. Foley was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Foley was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Foley http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1481891/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-foley-w/.
-- Navy Seaman 2nd Class Bernard V. Doyle was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Doyle was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Doyle http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1481903/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-doyle-b/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Robert V. Young was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Young was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Young http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1481917/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-young-r/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class William G. Bruesewitz was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Bruesewitz was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Bruesewitz http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1481936/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-bruesewitz-w/.
-- Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. Percy C. Mathews was a member of the 422nd Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment Group, 8th U.S. Air Force, participating in a strike against the German submarine base at Saint-Nazaire, France. On May 29, 1943, the B-17 Mathews was aboard was hit by enemy fire as it left the target area. Mathews did not make it out of the bomber before it crashed. Interment services are pending. Read about Mathews http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1481951/airman-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-mathews-p/.
-- Army Cpl. Thomas W. Reagan was assigned to Company A, 14th Engineer Combat Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, participating in the defense of the 24th ID’s main supply route and the town of Yongsan. He was reported missing in action on Aug. 12, 1950, as a result of fighting that occurred between his unit and enemy forces near Naktong Bulge, in South Korea. Interment services are pending. Read about Reagan http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1484412/soldier-missing-from-the-korean-war-accounted-for-reagan-t/.
-- Army Sgt. Donald L. Baker was assigned to Company H, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Sept. 6, 1950, as a result of fighting that occurred between his unit and enemy forces near Haman, South Korea. Interment services are pending. Read about Bake http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1481886/soldier-missing-from-the-korean-war-accounted-for-baker-donald/r.
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