MIA Update - December 20, 2021

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MIA Update - December 20, 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:55 am

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced three burial updates and four 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 Pfc. Jimmy Rowland, 19, of Baldwyn, Mississippi, 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. Rowland will be buried in his hometown on Jan. 15, 2022. Read about Rowland https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2839919/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-rowland-j/.
-- Army Cpl. Marvin D. Actkinson, 18, of Sudan, Texas, was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Actkinson will be buried in Colorado City, Texas. The date has yet to be determined. Read about Actkinson https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2800232/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-actkinson-m/.
-- Navy Lt. Cmdr. Hugh R. Alexander, 43, of Potters Mills, Pennsylvania, was assigned to the battleship 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 sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Alexander. He will be buried in San Diego. The date has yet to be determined. Read about Alexander https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2586328/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-alexander-h/.
-- Navy Fire Controlman 1st Class Hubert P. Clement, 30, was assigned to the battleship 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 sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Clement. Interment services are pending. Read about Clement https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2874003/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-clement-h/.
-- Navy Seaman 2nd Class Tceollyar Simmons, 18, was assigned to the battleship USS California, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS California sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to catch fire and slowly flood. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 104 crewmen, including Simmons. Interment services are pending. Read about Simmons https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2874015/uss-california-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-simmons-t/.
-- Navy Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Edward L. Conway, 29, was assigned to the battleship 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 sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Conway. Interment services are pending. Read about Conway https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2874020/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-conway-e/.
-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Wilbur F. Newton, 29, was assigned to the battleship 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 sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Newton. Interment services are pending. Read about Newton https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2875872/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-newton-w/.
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