POW/MIA News

Subject: DOD DPAA ACCOUNTING AGENCY UPDATE

The Department of Defense DPAA Accounting Agency announced this week the return of  (9) U.S. servicemen to their families for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones..

  1. Army, Sgt Elwood M. Truslow, 20, Batesville, Virginia, Company L, 3rd Battalion,31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Lost on 12/12/1950—Accounted for on 06/07/2021—Chosin Reservoir, North Korea/ Korean War
  2. Army, PFC Raymond A.Smith , 18, of Brooklyn, New York, Company A, !st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Lost on 12/02/1950—Accounted for on 03/25/2021—Chosin Reservoir, North Korea/ Korean War
  3. Army, PFC Berton J. McQueen, 20, of McKee, Kentucky, Company D, 1st Battalion,141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division,  Lost on 11/23/1944—Accounted for on 07/09/2021—Clefcy, France/WWII
  4. USAAF, 1st Lt Richard W. Horringan, 24, of Hancock County, West Virginia, 22nd Fighter Squadron, 36th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, Lost on 04/19/1945—Accounted for on 08/19/2021—Alt Lonnewitz Airfield/ WWII
  5. Navy, Electrican’s Mate 1st Class Harvey C. Herber, 34, of Pierce County Washington, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 07/22/2021—Pearl Harbor/ WWII
  6. Navy, Seaman 1st Class Edward  E. Talbert, 19, of Stanley County, North Carolina, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 08/05/2021—Pearl Harbor/WWII
  7. Navy, Fireman 1st Class Walter S. Belt, Jr, 25, of Cleveland, Kansas, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for  03/03/2021—Pearl Harbor/WWII
  8. Army, Sgt Bernard J. Sweeny, Jr. 22, of Waterburg, Connecticut, Company I, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, Lost on 12/16/1944—Accounted for on 06/14/2021—Hurtgen Forest, Germany/WWII
  9. USAAF, 2nLt Ernest N. Vienneau, 25, of Millinocket, Maine, 340th Bombardment Squadron, 97th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force, Lost on 11/06/1944—Accounted for on 04/10/2021—Maribor, Yugoslavia/ WWII

TOTAL TO DATE——144

WWII———————-131

KOREAN——————12

VIETNAM——————-1

“You Are Not Forgotten”

Tommy Cannon

Chairman

Georgia POW/MIA Commitee

American Legion, Dept of Georgia

Subject: DoD DPAAPOW/MIA ACOUNTING AGENCY UPDATE

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Acconting Agency annouced this week the return of (7) seven U.S. servicememers to their families for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.

  1. Army, SSGT Gerald R. Helms, 29, of Cook County, Illinois, Company E, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Lost on 10/03/1945—Accounted for on 07/26/2021—Katerbosch Netherlands/WWII
  2. Army , Pvt Emmet W. Schwartz, 24, of Tuscarawas County,Ohio, Company F, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, Lost on 12/27/1944—Accounted for on 07/09/2021—Obermaunch, Germany/WWII
  3. Marine Corps, PfcGlenn F. White, 19, of Emporia, Kansas, Company A, 1st Battalion,6th Marines Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Lost on 11/20/1943—Accounted for on 06/07/2021—Tarawa Atoll/WWII
  4. USAAF, TSGT Frank A Norris, 23, of Quintan, Texas, 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force, Lost on 08/01/1943—Accounted for on 01/19/2021—Bucharest, Romania/WWII
  5. USAAF, Captain Nando A. Cavalieri, 24, of Cook County, Illinois,324th Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, Lost on 02/03/1945—Accounted for on 07/27/2021—Doberitz, Germany/WWII
  6. Navy, Seaman 1st Class Biacio Casola, 26, of Los Angeles County, California, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 07/26/2021—Pearl Harbor/WWII
  7. USAAF, 2nLt Henry D. Mitchell, 22, of Washington County, Arkansas, 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force,,Lost on 07/09/1945—Accounted for on 08/03/2021—Vienna, Austria/WWII

TOTAL TO DATE——-131

WWII———————–120

KOREA———————10

VIETNAM——————-1

“You Are Not Forgotten”

Tommy Cannon

Chairman

Georgia POW/MIA Committee

American Legion, Dept of Georgia

POW/MIA Honor Guard News, issue 8, June 2021

POW/MIA Honor Guard

April 2021 

This month’s activities have been primarily devoted to preparation for the City of Smyrna’s Memorial Day celebration.  The Honor Guard will provide the color guard for the opening of the celebration, participation in a memorial wreath-laying and the Missing Man Table ceremony.  We wish to thank the city for asking us to participate.

In other news, we have received the new caps and pins to upgrade our uniforms.  Again, we wish to thank everyone who participated in the 50/50 drawing that helped us purchase our caps. 

The team has been discussing  ideas of where we can place and dedicate Chairs of Honor, similar to the chair at the Missing Man Table in the lobby of the post.  If anyone has any thoughts on this, please contact any member of the Honor Guard. 

The DPAA continues its work recovering, identifying, and bringing home our missing.  The totals to date are as follows.

TOTAL TO DATE——-71

WWII———————-61

KOREA——————-10

VIETNAM—————–0

They are not forgotten.