MIA Update - July 6, 2018

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MIA Update - July 6, 2018

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:58 am

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced identification and burial updates for 12 American service members who had been missing in action from Korea and WWII. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Army Cpl. Thomas W. Reagan, 18, of Lebanon, Ind., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried July 6 in Pensacola, Fla. 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. Read about Reagan http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1563975/funeral-announcement-for-soldier-killed-during-korean-war-reagan-t/.
-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Elmore B. Goodwin, 25, of Norfolk, Va., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried July 9 in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. Goodwin was a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. In late November 1950, Goodwin’s unit engaged in combat operations against Chinese forces in the vicinity of Anju, North Korea. Goodwin was reported missing in action on Nov. 27, 1950. When no information regarding Goodwin was reported by returning American POWs, the U.S. Army declared him deceased as of Dec. 31, 1953. Read about Goodwin http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1565437/funeral-announcement-for-soldier-killed-during-korean-war-goodwin-e/.
-- Army Sgt. John W. Hall, 23, of Jennings, La., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried July 6 in Houston. Hall was a member of Headquarters Battery, 503rd Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. In late November 1950, Hall’s unit received orders to move from Kunu-ri to Sunchon, North Korea, through an area known as “The Gauntlet.” Hall was reported missing in action on Dec. 1, 1950, in the vicinity of Somindong, North Korea. Read about Hall http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1563517/funeral-announcement-for-soldier-captured-and-killed-during-korean-war-hall-j/.
-- Army Air Forces Sgt. Charles H. Daman, 21, of De Smet, Idaho, whose identification was previously announced, will be buried July 11 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Daman was a member of the 714th Bombardment Squadron, 448th Bombardment Group, 2nd Bombardment Division. On April 4, 1945, Daman, along with more than 400 other bombers, took off to attack airbases at Parchim, Perleberg and Wesendorf, Germany, as part of an Allied attempt to cripple what was left of the German air force. Daman's aircraft, which held 10 airmen, was attacked by enemy fighter planes in the vicinity of Hamburg. Read about Daman http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1566425/funeral-announcement-for-airman-killed-during-world-war-ii-daman-c/.
-- Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty, 22, of Winsted, Conn., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried July 10 in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. 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. Read about Canty http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1566417/funeral-announcement-for-airman-killed-during-world-war-ii-canty-j/.
-- Army Pvt. Kenneth D. Farris, 19, of Dodson, Texas, whose identification was previously announced, will be buried July 9 in Dallas. Farris was assigned to Company B, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. On Nov. 28, 1944, Farris was wounded by artillery and left the front line for the battalion aid station. His regiment remained in combat for several more days, reaching the outskirts of Gey, Germany, before being pulled off the front line. When officers took an accounting of the surviving Company B soldiers, Farris could not be found and was declared deceased on Nov. 29, 1945. Read about Farris http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1564973/funeral-announcement-for-world-war-ii-soldier-killed-during-world-war-ii-farris/.
-- Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William W. Shank, 24, of Harrisonburg, Va., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried July 14 in his hometown. Shank was a P-38 pilot 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. Read about Shank http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1567407/funeral-announcement-for-airman-killed-during-world-war-ii-shank-w/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Joseph M. Johnson, 22, of Rushford, Minn., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried July 7 in his hometown. Johnson 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 Johnson http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1563980/funeral-announcement-for-uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-johnson/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Leon Arickx, 22, of Mitchell, Iowa, whose identification was previously announced, will be buried July 7 in Osage, Iowa. Arickx 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 Arickx http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1563977/funeral-announcement-for-uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-arickx-l/.
-- Marine Corps Pfc. Roger Gonzales was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. On Nov. 27, 1950, Gonzales’ unit moved northwest from Hagru-ri to Fox Hill at the Toktong Pass. In the early hours of Nov. 28, the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces attacked and Gonzales’ company sustained heavy casualties. Gonzales was reported to have been killed in action on Nov. 29, 1950, and was buried at the base of Fox Hill. Interment services are pending. Read about Gonzales http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1563344/marine-killed-during-korean-war-accounted-for-gonzales-r/.
-- Army Pvt. Donald E. Brown was a member of Company A, 745th Tank Battalion, fighting in support of the 1st Infantry Division in the European Theater in World War II. Brown was killed in action on July 28, 1944, when his M-4 Sherman tank was destroyed by enemy fire near Cambernon, France. Interment services are pending. Read about Brown http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1565038/soldier-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-brown-d/.
-- Navy Fireman 1st Class Raymond R. Camery 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 Camery http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1563838/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-camery-r/.
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