DPMO has announced the identification of one US MIA from World War II and two US MIAs from Korea.
- Pfc Manlet F. Winkley, Company B, 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, USMC, was lost on 23 November 1943 on Tarawa Atoll in the Central Pacific (now part of the Republic of Kiribati). He was accounted for on 1 June 2013. He will be buried with full military honors on 24 August 2013 in Marion, Indiana.
- PFC Armando Alvarez, Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 2 December 1950 near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. He was accounted for on 6 June 2013. He will be buried with full military honors in the summer of 2013.
- SFC Joseph D. Steinberg, Battery C, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, US Army, was lost on 13 February 1951 near Hoengsong, South Korea. He was accounted for on 30 May 2013. He will be buried with full military honors in the summer of 2013, in San Bruno, Calif.
Welcome home, my elder brothers-in-arms. Rest in now peace – at home.
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Over 73,600 US personnel remain unaccounted for from World War II; over 7,900 US personnel remain unaccounted for from the Korean War; and over 1,640 remain unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. If you are a relative of one of the individuals listed here (World War II – critical need), listed here (Korea), or listed here (Southeast Asia) – please consider reading this link to see if you qualify to submit a mtDNA sample.
If you qualify to submit a mtDNA sample, please submit one. By submitting a mtDNA sample, you may be able to help identify US remains that have been recovered and repatriated but not yet positively identified.
Everybody deserves a proper burial. That’s especially true for those who gave their all in the service of this nation.