DPMO has announced the identification of one US MIA from World War II and one US MIA from SEA.
- Technician Fifth Grade Oneal Rush, L Company, 76th Engineer Battalion, US Army, was lost 19 August 1944 in an aircraft crash in Burma. He was accounted for 26 September 2013. He will be buried with full military honors 26 October, in Galivants Ferry, SC.
- SSG Lawrence Woods, Headquarters, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces, US Army, was lost 24 October 1964 near the Cambodian border. He was accounted for on 27 September 2013. He will be buried with full military honors in early 2014.
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.