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