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MIA Update, June 21, 2019

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:38 am
by boardman
MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identifications of two American servicemen who had been missing and unaccounted for from WWII. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Moyses A. Martinez was stationed aboard the USS Colorado, which was moored approximately 3,200 yards from the shore of Tinian Island. Early in the morning, the USS Colorado came under attack by a concealed Japanese shore battery. From the attack, four crewmen were declared missing in action, and 39 personnel were killed, including Martinez. Interment services are pending. Read about Martinez https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1877418/uss-colorado-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-martinez-m/.
-- Army Pvt. Jacob W. Givens was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, which was engaged in battle against enemy forces in the Raffelsbrand sector of the Hürtgen Forest near Germeter, Germany. He was reported missing in action as of Oct. 20, 1944, when his company reorganized after a severe counterattack. Read about Givens https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1880949/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-givens-j/.