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MIA Update, April 12, 2019

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:45 am
by boardman
MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced burial dates of four previously unaccounted-for service members from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Returned home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Army Cpl. Benjamin W. Scott, 19, of Alamo, Miss., will be buried April 13 in Atwood, Tenn. In July 1950, Scott was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, engaged in combat actions against North Korean forces in the vicinity of Choch’iwon, South Korea. Scott was declared missing in action July 12, 1956. Read more about Scott
-- Navy Reserve Journalist 3rd Class Raul A. Guerra, 24, of Montebello, Calif., will be buried April 25 in Whittier, Calif. On Oct. 8, 1967, Guerra was a passenger aboard an E-1B Tracer en route from Chu Lai Air Base to the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany. Radar contact was lost with the aircraft approximately 10 miles northwest of Da Nang, South Vietnam, and adverse weather hampered subsequent search efforts. Read more about Guerra
-- Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Walter B. Stone, 24, will be buried May 11 in his hometown of Andalusia, Ala. On Oct. 22, 1943, Stone was assigned to the 350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group. He was killed when his P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft crashed in northern France during a bomber escort mission. Because France was enemy-occupied territory at the time of the crash, search and recovery operations were not possible. Read more about Stone
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Herbert J. Poindexter Jr., 24, will be buried June 21 in his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla. On Dec. 7, 1941, Poindexter was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which capsized after sustaining multiple torpedo as it was moored at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmembers, including Poindexter. Read about Poindexter here