DPMO has announced the identification of two US MIAs from Korea.
- PFC Ronald C. Huffman, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, was lost on 12 February 1951 during a battle near Saemal, South Korea. He was accounted for on 8 August 2013. He will be buried with full military honors in Princeton, WV. Date of internment is not currently available.
- PFC Herene K. Blevins, U. S. Army, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team, was lost on 2 December 1950 near the eastern banks of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. He was accounted for on 6 August 2013. He will be buried with full military honors in Hagerstown, MD. Date of internment is not currently available.
Welcome home, my elder brothers-in-arms. Rest now in 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.