MIA Update - May 11, 2018

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MIA Update - May 11, 2018

#1 Postby boardman » Sat May 12, 2018 10:07 am

9. MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced identification and burial updates for nine American service members who had been missing in action from Vietnam, Korea, and WWII. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Army Maj. Donald G. Carr, 32, of San Antonio, whose identification was previously announced, will be buried May 11, at San Antonio National Cemetery. Carr was assigned to Mobile Launch Team 3, 5th Special Forces Group, as an observer in an OV-10A aircraft. On July 6, 1971, his aircraft encountered bad weather. Shortly afterward, the ground team he was supporting heard an explosion to their northeast, which they believed to be that of an OV-10A. They failed to locate the crash site, however, and Carr was declared missing in action. Read about Carr http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1513902/funeral-announcement-for-soldier-killed-during-the-vietnam-war-carr-d/.
-- Army Cpl. Albert E. Quintero, 23, of Los Angeles, whose identification was previously announced, will be buried May 14 in Long Beach, Calif. Quintero was a member of Battery D, 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Self-propelled Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. In late November 1950, his unit was assembled with South Korean soldiers in the 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT) on the east side of the Chosin River, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by Chinese forces. Quintero was among more than 1,000 members of the RCT killed or captured in enemy territory and was declared missing on Dec. 2, 1950. Read about Quintero http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1513616/funeral-announcement-for-soldier-missing-from-korean-war-quintero-a/.
-- Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class William G. Payne, 41, of Springfield, Mo., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried May 11 in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. Payne was a medical specialist assigned to the 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. In late November 1950, Payne’s unit was fighting against repeat attacks by Chinese forces in the area surrounding Yudam-ni, North Korea. Payne was killed during the fighting on Dec. 1, 1950, and was reportedly buried in a temporary cemetery at Yudam-ni. Read about Payne http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1512392/funeral-announcement-for-sailor-killed-during-korean-war-payne-w/.
-- Marine Corps Cpl. John V. McNichol, 20, of Altoona, Pa., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried May 14 in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. 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 fighting, approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed in the intense fighting. McNichol was killed on Nov. 21, 1943. Read about McNichol http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1513618/funeral-announcement-for-marine-killed-during-world-war-ii-mcnichol-j/.
-- Navy Radioman 2nd Class Quentin J Gifford, 22, of Mankato, Minn., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried May 12 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minn. Gifford was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The battleship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen. Read about Gifford http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1512406/funeral-announcement-for-uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-gifford/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Clifford G. Goodwin, 24, of Diamond, Mo., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried May 12 in his hometown. Goodwin was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The battleship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen. Read about Goodwin http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1512409/funeral-announcement-for-uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-goodwin/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Natale I. Torti was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The battleship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen. Interment services are pending. Read about Torti http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1512183/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-torti-n/.
-- Navy Fireman 2nd Class George C. Ford was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The battleship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen. Interment services are pending. Read about Ford http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1513625/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-ford-g/.
-- Navy Shipfitter 3rd Class John M. Donald was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The battleship sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen. Interment services are pending. Read about Donald http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1517314/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-donald-j/.
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