DPMO has announced the identification of two US MIAs from World War II and one US MIA from Korea.
- 1LT Louis L. Longman, 433rd Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force, US Army Air Forces, was lost on 16 April 1944 in Papua New Guinea. He was accounted for on 1 November 2013. He will be buried with full military honors in Clinton, IA, in the spring of 2014.
- CPT Franklin B. Tostevin, 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, US Army, was lost on 20 March 1945 when his F-6P aircraft crashed near Eigen, Germany. He was accounted for 30 October 2013. He will be buried with full military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO, on 13 December 2013.
- CPL George W. Conklin, Jr., Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost 3 December 1950 near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. He was accounted for 30 October 2013. He was buried with full military honors in Phelps, NY, on 9 November 2013.
Welcome home, my elder brothers-in-arms. Rest 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.
Category: No Longer Missing