MIA Update- August 30, 2019

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MIA Update- August 30, 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:49 am

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identifications of six 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 Cpl. Gudmund C. Johnson, Jr. was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, when he was captured by enemy forces near Unsan, North Korea. He reportedly died while a prisoner of war at Camp #5, where he was held by the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces. Following his death, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Johnson https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1947325/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-johnson-g/.
-- Army Cpl. Charles H. Grubb was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 1, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Grubb https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1947308/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-grubb-c/.
-- Army Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymacker was a member of Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Raeymacker https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1940937/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-raeymacker-g/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Stewart Jordan was assigned to the USS Nelson, which was anchored off the coast of Normandy, France. He was killed June 12, 1944, when the ship was hit by enemy fire. Following the war, his remains could not be identified. Interment services are pending. Read about Jordan https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1947359/uss-nelson-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-jordan-s/.
-- Navy Seaman 2nd Class Brady O. Prewitt 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 Prewitt. Interment services are pending. Read about Prewitt [url][/url].
-- Navy Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941The USS West Virginia sustained multiple torpedo hits, but timely counter-flooding measures taken by the crew prevented it from capsizing, and it came to rest on the shallow harbor floor. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 106 crewmen, including Renner. Interment services are pending. Read about Renner https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1944500/uss-west-virginia-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-renner-a/.
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