MIA Update, January 24, 2019

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MIA Update, January 24, 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:28 am

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

-- Mr. Edward J. Weissenback was an employee of Air America Incorporated, and a crewman aboard an Air America C-123K. On Dec. 27, 1971, his aircraft was on a routine resupply mission between Thailand and Laos when radio contact was lost northeast of Sayaboury, Laos. Search and rescue efforts continued through Dec. 31, 1971, but no sign of the aircraft or the four crewmembers were found, including Weissenback. Interment services are pending. Read about Weissenback https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1737929/us-civilian-accounted-for-from-vietnam-war-weissenback-e/.
-- Mr. Roy F. Townley was an employee of Air America Incorporated, and a co-pilot aboard an Air America C-123K. On Dec. 27, 1971, his aircraft was on a routine resupply mission between Thailand and Laos when radio contact was lost northeast of Sayaboury, Laos. Search and rescue efforts continued through Dec. 31, 1971, but no sign of the aircraft or the four crewmembers were found, including Townley. Interment services are pending. Interment services are pending. Read about Townley https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1737927/us-civilian-accounted-for-from-vietnam-war-townley-r/.
-- Army Sgt. Frank J. Suliman was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. On Dec. 1, 1950, the convoy of trucks Suliman was riding in was halted by a roadblock and the soldiers were commanded to dismount to get through the roadblock on foot. Fellow soldiers reported that Suliman was captured and taken to a prisoner of war camp at Pukchin-Tarigol, North Korea, where he reportedly died in March 1951. Interment services are pending. Read about Suliman https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1735481/soldier-recently-returned-from-north-korea-accounted-for-suliman-f/.
-- Army Pvt. Floyd A. Fulmer was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 14, 1944, after fierce combat in the Raffelsbrand sector of the Hürtgen Forest, near the village of Simonskall, in Germany. Due to ongoing enemy activity in the area, his remains could not be recovered. On Nov. 15, 1945, the War Department declared him deceased. Interment services are pending. Read about Fulmer http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1737057/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-fulmer-f/.
-- Baker 2nd Class David L. Kesler 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 Kesler. Interment services are pending. Read about Kesler https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1738413/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-kesler-d/.
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