MIA Update - November 15, 2021

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MIA Update - November 15, 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:24 am

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced four burial updates and three new identifications for service members who have been missing and unaccounted-for from World War II and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Army Cpl. Kenneth R. Foreman, 19, of Mount Orab, Ohio, was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, after a fighting withdrawal near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. He will be buried on Dec. 2, 2021, in his hometown. Read about Foreman https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2651162/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-foreman-k/.

-- Army Pfc. Juan F. Gutierrez, 26, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was a member of 200th Coast Artillery Regiment, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands in December 1941. Intense fighting continued until the surrender of Corregidor Island in 1942. Gutierrez was among those captured and held at the Cabanatuan POW Camp, where he reportedly died on Nov.19, 1942, and was buried. His remains were initially misidentified. He will be buried on Dec. 7, 2021, in Oakland, California. Read about Gutierrez https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2522835/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-gutierrez-j/.

-- Army Pvt. Archie V. Fleeman, 19, of Bell, California, was assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 11, 1944, after his unit was part of the Hürtgen Forest offensive, near Hürtgen, Germany. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Fleeman will be buried in Oklahoma City. The date has yet to be determined. Read about Fleeman https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2663104/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-lee-c/.

-- Army Cpl. Charles E. Lee, 18, Cincinnati, was assigned to Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on July 20, 1950, after his unit was forced to retreat from the vicinity of Taejon, South Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Lee will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The date has yet to be determined. Read about Lee https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2663104/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-lee-c/.

-- Army Pvt. Edward M. Ryan, 33, was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, which occupied defensive positions along the northwest coast of Saipan. He was reported killed in action on July 7, 1944. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Ryan https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2839774/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-ryan-e/.

-- Army Pfc. Jimmy Rowland, 19, was assigned to Heavy Mortar Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on July 16, 1950, while fighting North Korean forces along the Kum River north of Taejon, South Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Rowland https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2839919/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-rowland-j/.

-- Army Pfc. Jack E. Lilley, 19, was assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on July 20, 1950, after his unit was forced to retreat from the vicinity of Taejon, South Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. Read about Lilley https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2839970/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-lilley-j/.
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