MIA Update: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced the identifications of three American servicemen who had been missing and unaccounted for from Korea and WWII. Returning home for burial with full military honors are:
-- Army Cpl. Charles S. Lawler was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, engaged against enemy forces near Unsan, North Korea. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 2, 1950, when he could not be accounted for by his unit. Interment services are pending. Read about Lawler https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1849328/soldier-accounted-for-from-korean-war-lawler-c/.
-- Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Toney W. Gochnauer was a member of the 425th Bombardment Squadron, 308th Heavy Bombardment Group, 14th Air Force, where he served as a copilot of a B-24J bomber aircraft. On Jan. 25, 1944, contact with his aircraft was lost shortly following takeoff while on a flight from Kunming, China, to Chabua, India. No communication could be established and the crew did not reach its destination. The eight crewmembers and four passengers were subsequently declared missing in action. Interment services are pending. Read about Gochnauer https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1849311/airman-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-gochnauer-t/.
-- Army Pvt. Roy Brown, Jr. was a member of Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, when he was reported missing in action following engagement with enemy forces along the Soputa-Sananda Track, while defending a position known as the Huggins Roadblock, near Buna, Papua New Guinea. Interment services are pending. Read about Brown https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/1849320/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-brown-r/.
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