MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identifications of three American servicemen who had been missing and unaccounted for from Korea and WWII. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan was a pilot, serving with the 391st Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group, 9th U.S. Air Force. On June 6, 1944, he was killed when his P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft crashed while on a mission near the city of Saint-Lô, France. Interment services are pending. Read about McGowan https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1854899/airman-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-mcgowan-w/.
-- Army Pfc. Roger L. Woods was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, during the Korean War. On July 29, 1950, he was reported missing in action from the vicinity of Kochang, South Korea, following an engagement with enemy forces. Interment services are pending. Read about Woods https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1855939/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-woods-r/.
-- Army Cpl. Billy J. Butler was a member of Company C, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against the enemy near Kujang, North Korea. On Nov. 28, 1950, his unit’s defensive positions were attacked and he was captured by the Chinese People’s Volunteer Force. Interment services are pending. Read about Butler https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1856549/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-butler-b/.
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