MIA Update, January 11, 2019

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MIA Update, January 11, 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:37 am

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

-- Navy Chief Pharmacist’s Mate James T. Cheshire 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 Cheshire. Interment services are pending. Read about Cheshirehttp://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1727479/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-cheshire-j/.
-- Navy Chief Warrant Officer John A. Austin 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 Austin. Interment services are pending. Read about Austin http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1726187/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-austin-j/.
-- Navy Buglemaster 2nd Class Lionel W. Lescault 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 Lescault. Interment services are pending. Read about Lescault http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1726109/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-lescault-l/.
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