Three More Are Recovered

| March 18, 2018 | 13 Comments

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

From World War II

• SSG David Rosenkrantz, US Army, assigned to H Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, was lost in the Netherlands on 28 September 1944. He was accounted for on 14 March 2018.

From Korea

• CPL James I. Jubb, US Army, assigned to E Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, was lost in South Korea on 10 August 1950. He was accounted for on 14 March 2018.

• SGT Julius E. McKinney, US Army, assigned to Heavy Mortar Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, was lost in North Korea on 2 December 1950. He was accounted for on 14 March 2018.

From Southeast Asia

• None

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

Rest easy. You’re home now.

. . .

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 (13)

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  1. Claw says:

    Hondo, not trying to be picky, but I’m thinking this post needs to go into the “No Longer Missing” category instead of “Politics.”

    RIP to those recovered and returned.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Claw,
      The categories are a list of check box selections off to the side of the posting page, and “politics” happens to be pre-checked. It’s very easy to overlook- I do it all the time. I’m sure Hondo wasn’t intending to inject politics into his post.

      • Hondo says:

        Claw,

        Correct. Fixed now.

        — break —

        AW1Ed: also correct. Was trying to get the story uploaded and scheduled before hitting the road and missed selecting the category.

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    Welcome home, gentlemen. May the road rise to meet you and the wind be always at your backs.

  3. The Other Whitey says:

    My family is very lucky. Every member of it who went to war since 1898 has come home alive, and all but one of them physically unharmed. The one exception was sent home from Algeria by the 12th Air Force in 1943 following burns from an accidental fire, but he made a full recovery and lived a long life.

  4. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Welcome Home Fallen Warriors, you’ve earned your place in History and Valhalla.

  5. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Phillip Rosenkrantz, professor emeritus at California Polytechnic University, spent 20 years looking for his uncle, David, who was killed during Operation Market Garden in Holland and whose remains were only recently found. Phillip credits the Dutch with searching for the remains over the years. SSG Rosenkrantz is coming home now and will rest with his immediate family in Los Angeles.

  6. Sparks says:

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

  7. NHSparky says:

    Welcome home.

  8. HMC Ret says:

    Welcome home, warriors. You were missing but never forgotten. Praying you find eternal peace on home soil.

  9. RGR 4-78 says:

    Welcome Home.

  10. Holden Magroin says:

    Some great old skool paratroope photos of SSG Rosenkrantz: https://www.cpp.edu/~rosenkrantz/paratroop/sgtdave.htm

    Some of his letters during the war are here back when combat equipment jumps were a new thing: https://www.military.com/history/david-rose-rosenkrantz-war-letters.html

    Holden

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      His nephew made certain the world would know his uncle and his uncle’s sacrifice. The pics and the narrative–and the DNA, I would bet–are courtesy oof that nephew who would not give up.

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