MIA Update, August 16, 2019

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MIA Update, August 16, 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:43 am

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identifications of twelve American servicemen who had been missing and unaccounted for from the Korean War and WWII. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Army Pfc. Jasper V. Marquez was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his unit near the Kunu-ri, North Korea. Repatriated American prisoners of war reported that Marquez had died at Hofong Camp while a prisoner of war, in January 1951. Interment services are pending. Read about Marquez https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1932942/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-marquez-j/.
-- Army Sgt. Billy J. Maxwell was a member of Heavy Mortar Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 30,1950, when his unit engaged against enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not be recovered following the battle. Interment services are pending. Read about Maxwell https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1930623/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-maxwell-b/.
-- Army Sgt. Walter H. Tobin was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his unit near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not be recovered following the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Tobin https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1930646/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-tobin-w/.
-- Army Cpl. Jerry M. Garrison was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his unit near Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Garrison https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1934108/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-garrison-j/.
-- Army Cpl. Ysabel A. Ortiz was a member of Battery D, 15th Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his unit near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not be recovered following the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Ortiz https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1932578/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-ortiz-y/.
-- Army Cpl. Ralph L. Cale was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his unit near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not be recovered following the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Cale https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1932911/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-cale-r/.
-- Army Pfc. Wilbur T. Tackett was a member of Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, when enemy forces attacked his unit near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains could not be recovered following the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Tackett https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1932580/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-tackett-w/.
-- Army Pfc. Lawrence E. Worthen was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Sept. 17, 1944, after his unit was attacked by enemy forces near Wettlingen, Germany. His remains could not be recovered after the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Worthen https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1930602/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-worthen-l/.
-- Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Joseph E. Finneran was a bombardier assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group. On Aug. 1, 1943, the B-24D aircraft that Finneran served on crashed as a result of enemy anti-aircraft fire during Operation Tidal Wave. Of the Americans killed, only 27 could be identified, not including Finneran. Interment services are pending. Read about Finneran https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1932576/airman-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-finneran-j/.
-- Marine Corps Pvt. Edwin F. Benson was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. In November 1943, approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed, and more than 2,000 were wounded during the fighting. Benson was killed on the first day of the battle, Nov. 20, 1943. Interment services are pending. Read about Benson https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1932574/marine-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-benson-e/.
-- Navy Seaman 2nd Class Hubert P. Hall 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 USS Oklahoma was hit multiple times which caused it to capsize quickly and caused the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Hall. Interment services are pending. Read about Hall https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1935061/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-hall-h/.
-- Navy Fire Controlman 1st Class Robert L. Corn 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 USS Oklahoma was hit multiple times which caused it to capsize quickly and caused the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Hall. Interment services are pending. Read about Corn https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1935071/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-corn-r/.
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