MIA Update - February 9, 2018

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MIA Update - February 9, 2018

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:05 pm

MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identification and burial updates of four American servicemen who had been missing in action from WWII and Korea. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

-- Navy Fireman 1st Class Charles R. Ogle, 20, of Mountain View, Mo., whose identification was previously announced, will be buried Feb. 12 in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.Ogle was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Ogle was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Read about Ogle http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1432630/funeral-announcement-for-uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-ogle-c/.

-- Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred G. Bensinger, Jr., of Oklahoma City, whose identification was previously announced, will be buried Feb. 16 in the Fort Sill National Cemetery, Fort Sill, Okla. Bensinger was a member of Company D, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. On Nov. 25, 1950, while operating in the Ch'ongch'on River area in northwestern North Korea, his unit was attacked by Chinese forces. Withdrawal orders were issued on Nov. 29 and Bensinger’s unit provided security for the division. Bensinger was captured during the withdrawal. It was later reported by returning American POWs that Bensinger died at a POW transient camp known as the Hofong Camp, a sub-camp of the Pukchin-Tarigol Main Camp Cluster in mid-January 1951. Read about Bensinger http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1435623/funeral-announcement-for-soldier-captured-during-the-korean-war-bensinger-a/.

-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Leon Arickx was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Arickx was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Arickx http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1431060/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-arickx-l/.

-- Navy Seaman 1st Class Eugene W. Wicker was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored off Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when Japanese aircraft attacked his ship on Dec. 7, 1941. Wicker was one of 429 crewmen killed in the attack. Interment services are pending. Read about Wicker http://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/Recent-News-Stories/Article/1431054/uss-oklahoma-sailor-killed-during-world-war-ii-accounted-for-wicker-e/.
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