Two Fewer MIAs

| December 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

DPMO has announced the identification of two US MIA from Korea.

  • SFC Joseph E. Gantt, C Battery, 503rd Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost 30 November 1950 in the vicinity of Somindong, North Korea. He was accounted for on 26 November 2013. He will be buried will full military honors in Inglewood, CA, on 28 December 2013.
  • Cpl. William A. Newton, Headquarters Service Company, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost 30 November 1950, in North Korea. He was accounted for on 20 November 2013. He will be buried with full military honors in Kountze, TX, on 20 December 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 7,800 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

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  1. Beretverde says:

    Welcome home from a grateful nation. I’m looking at this as a Christmas gift to our country.

  2. Sparks says:

    Welcome home and well served my older brothers. Bless your families. Rest In Peace Now.

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