Another Four Return

| June 27, 2013

DPMO has announced the identification of three US MIAs from Korea and one US MIA from Southeast Asia.

  • CPL Glydon E. Moyer, Battery D, 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, US Army, was lost on 2 December 1950 near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea.  He was accounted for on 13 June 2013. He will be buried with full military honors on 25 July 2013 in Luray, VA.
  • SFC William Robinson, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, US Army, was lost on 12 December 1950 near Hagaru-ri, North Korea. He was accounted for on 17 June 2013. He will be buried with full military honors on 7 August 2013 in Indiantown Gap, PA.
  • SGT Clement Thibodeaux Jr., U.S. Army, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 28 November 1950 near the Ch’ongch’on River, North Korea. He was accounted for 13 June 2013. He will be buried with full military honors in Church Point, LA.  The date and place of SGT Thibodeaux’s interment has not been announced.
  • Lt. Col. Robert E. Pietsch, 609th Air Commando Squadron, USAF, was lost on 30 Apr 1968 near Savannakhet Province, Laos.  He was lost in the same incident that claimed Maj. Louis F. Guillerman.  Lt. Col. Pietsch was accounted for on 31 May 2013. He and Maj. Guillerman will be buried in a group ceremony with full military honors on 16 October 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Welcome home, my elder brothers-in-arms.  Rest in well-earned peace.

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In a previous article, I noted the identification of the remains of 3 US servicemen.  Here is a bit more information on one of them:  CPL Marvin E. Omans.   His story, though brief, is worth a look.  It appears that four generations of his family – including his elder sister, Dorothy Martin – were there for his funeral.

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Over 73,600 US personnel remain unaccounted for from World War II; over 7,900 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

Comments (11)

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  1. Beretverde says:

    Thanks for the postng. I never get tired of this news. I will forward it to a “buddy” who fought with the 25th in Korea.

  2. Hondo says:

    Beretverde: publicizing the recovery of our MIAs is something that simply needs to be done. They should be remembered.

  3. NHSparky says:

    Rest easy, brothers. You’re home now.

  4. NR Pax says:

    I take comfort knowing that no matter what idiocy is controlling our country, our people aren’t forgotten.

  5. streetsweeper says:

    RIP, brothers.

  6. Maddie says:

    God bless them and may they rest in peace at last.

  7. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    @4. The country they are returning to is unworthy of them.

  8. Sparks says:

    Rest in the peace of God’s hands brothers. God bless your families. I am always happy when we bring home a fellow warrior(s).

  9. Sam Naomi says:

    @ 2/17Cav.
    Why would you make such a remark as “The Country They Are Returning To Is Unworthy Of Them” Maybe I just don’t understand the meaning of what your trying to say.Maybe I’am reading you the wrong way.

  10. USMCE8Ret says:

    @9 – Think a little harder about how this country is turning, and what it is turning in to. I think you’ll find it has departed (or is departing) from the principles on which it was founded… the very principles which those who died for it made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve. Then you’ll understand what 2/17 Aircav is eluding to.

  11. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    TAH provides me laughter and a place to bloviate. I do appreciate that. But what I most appreciate is reading these stories. Because no matter how bad things seem to be in our country, it is comforting to know these fine men are being found and returned home. It makes me damn proud to be an American