DPMO has announced the identification of two US MIAs from World War II.
- 2nd. Lt. Valorie L. Pollard and Sgt. Dominick J. Licari,US Army Air Forces, were lost on 13 March 1944 in northeastern New Guinea. They were accounted for on 19 July 2013 and 17 July 2013, respectively.
Welcome home, my elder brothers-in-arms. Rest now in peace.
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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.