MIA Update, December 7, 2018

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MIA Update, December 7, 2018

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:00 pm

MIA Update: This week, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced eight new identifications. Returning home with full military honors are:

-- Army Pfc. John A. Taylor was a member of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. On Aug. 11, his regiment encountered a Korean People’s Army unit near the village of Haman. Taylor’s company was ordered to move southwest, where they were ambushed and forced to disperse. After several days of checking adjoining units, aid stations and field hospitals, Taylor was reported as killed in action on Aug. 12, 1950. Interment services are pending. Read about Taylor http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1703528/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-taylor-j/.
-- Army Master Sgt. Carl H. Lindquist was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. In late November 1950, his unit was assembled with South Korean soldiers in the 31st Regimental Combat Team on the east side of the Chosin River, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by Chinese forces. Lindquist was reported missing in action on Nov. 29, 1950, when he could not be accounted for after the withdrawal. Interment services are pending. Read about Lindquist http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1701895/soldier-accounted-for-from-the-korean-war-lindquist-c/.
-- Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Ottaway B. Cornwell was a member of the 4th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group, Twelfth (XII) Air Force. On Jan. 27, 1944, the Supermarine Spitfire aircraft he was piloting was shot down over Pierrefeu-du-Var, France, during a dog fight with a German Messerschmitt. After Allied forces liberated the area, they were unable to locate Cornwell’s remains. Interment services are pending. Read about Cornwell http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1703465/pilot-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-cornwell-o/.
-- Navy Radioman 3rd Class Jack R. Goldwater 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, including Goldwater. Interment services are pending. Read about Goldwater http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1702190/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-goldwater-j/.
-- Navy Fireman 1st Class Leonard R. Geller 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, including Geller. Interment services are pending. Read about Geller http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1703610/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-geller-l/.
-- Navy Reserve Musician 1st Class Henri C. Mason 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, including Mason. Interment services are pending. Read about Mason http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1703394/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-mason-c/.
-- Navy Shopfitter 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, including Donald. Interment services are pending. Read about Donald http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1702147/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-donald-j/.
-- Navy Seaman 2nd Class George A. Thompson 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, including Thompson. Interment services are pending. Read about Thompson http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1705092/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-thompson-g/.
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