MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency recently announced the identification of seven American sailors and soldiers who had been missing and unaccounted-for since World War II and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- Navy Radioman 2nd Class Floyd A. Wells, 24, of Cavalier, N.D., will be buried Oct. 1 in Mandan, N.D. On Dec. 7, 1941, Wells was assigned to the battleship USS Arizona, which sank after sustaining multiple torpedo hits as it was moored off Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 1,177 crewmen. Read about Wells https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1897333/uss-arizona-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-wells-f/.
-- Navy Seaman 2nd Class D.T. Kyser, of Oklahoma, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which capsized after sustaining multiple torpedo hits as it was moored off Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen. Interment services are pending. Read about Kyser https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XdzuEAC.
-- Army Sgt. David C. Sewell, of Minnesota, was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On Nov. 28, 1950, Sewell was killed in action after enemy forces launched a massive surprise attack on their position near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Interment services are pending. Read about Sewell https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000WDWvDEAX.
-- Army Cpl. Harold Pearce, 25, of Dillon, S.C., was buried yesterday in Latta, S.C. Pearce was a member of 1st Platoon, 24th Military Police Company, 24th Infantry Division. He was killed July 10, 1950, when his unit was withdrawing from the city of Taejon, South Korea. Read about Pearce https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1921450/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-pearce-h/.
-- Army Cpl. Jerome V. Hummel, of Missouri, was a member of Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action Nov. 30, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. Interment services are pending. Read about Hummel https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt00000001VEjEAM.
-- Army Sgt. Willie V. Galvan, 24, of Bexar County, Texas, was buried yesterday in San Antonio. Galvan was a member of Medical Company, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 1, 1950, after the enemy attacked his unit near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Read about Galvan https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1928605/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-galvan-w/.
-- Army Cpl. Kenneth E. Ford was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. Interment services are pending. Read about Ford https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1969212/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-ford-k/.
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