Another Comes Home

| February 18, 2018 | 9 Comments

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US personnel.

From World War II

• MM1c Arthur Glenn, US Navy, assigned to the crew of the USS Oklahoma, was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941. He was accounted for on 13 February 2018.

From Korea

• None

From Southeast Asia

• None

Welcome back, elder brother-in-arms. Our apologies that your return took so long.

You’re home now. Rest easy.

. . .

Over 73,000 US personnel remain unaccounted for from World War II; over 7,800 US personnel remain unaccounted for from the Korean War; and over 1,600 remain unaccounted for in Southeast Asia (SEA). Comparison of DNA from recovered remains against DNA from some (but not all) blood relatives can assist in making a positive ID for unidentified remains that have already been recovered, or which may be recovered in the future.

On their web site’s “Contact Us” page, DPAA now has FAQs. The answer to one of those FAQs describes who can and cannot submit DNA samples useful in identifying recovered remains. The chart giving the answer can be viewed here. The text associated with the chart is short and can be viewed in DPAA’s FAQs.

If your family lost someone in one of these conflicts and you qualify to submit a DNA sample, please arrange to submit one. By doing that you just might help identify the remains of a US service member who’s been repatriated but not yet been identified – as well as a relative of yours, however distant. Or you may help to identify remains to be recovered in the future.

Everybody deserves a proper burial. That’s especially true for those who gave their all while serving this nation.

Category: No Longer Missing

Comments (9)

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  1. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Many a casualty list that I have viewed for Pearl Harbor omit this sailor’s name. Now that his mortal remains have been identified, I hope that his name will be among those of his shipmates on all casualty lists. It took 76 years for this to happen, but it happened. MM1c Arthur Glenn: Always known to God and, now, to us.

  2. HMC Ret says:

    Welcome Home, Brother.

  3. Green Thumb says:

    Welcome home.

    Rest well.

  4. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace.

  5. Sparks says:

    Welcome home Brother. Rest in peace in your home soil now.

  6. MM2 says:

    Sailor, rest your oars.

  7. OldSoldier54 says:

    Rest and welcome home, Brother.

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