Two More Come Home

| December 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

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

  • CPL Cletus R. Lies, Medical Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, US. Army, was lost 28 November 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for 7 December 2013. He will be buried with full military honors in Bremen, ND, in the spring of 2014.
  • CPL Joe W. Howard, Battery A, 503rd Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost 1 December 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for 5 December 2013.  He will be buried with full military honors in Jacksonville, FL, on 9 January 2014.

Welcome home, elder brothers-in-arms.  Rest now in peace.

. . .

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. rb325th says:

    Welcome Home, you were never forgotten. Home at last… may you Rest in Peace.

  2. Sparks says:

    Welcome Home Brothers. Rest In Peace now. God bless your families and thank you for giving the “last full measure of devotion”.

  3. Beretverde says:

    From a grateful nation that never forgets…

  4. korea95 says:

    welcome home fellow Redleg and welcome home CPL Lies.

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