Aug. 30, 2016

Gen. Vessey, led America’s efforts to account for our nation’s missing personnel, dies at 94

Gen. (Ret.) John W. Vessey, Jr., had an Army career that began prior to America’s entry into World War II, when he lied about his age to enlist in the Minnesota Army National Guard. He spent much of

Aug. 26, 2016

Sailor Killed in World War II Accounted For (Sollie)

Navy Water Tender 1st Class Walter H. Sollie, killed in the attack on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, has now been accounted for.The USS Oklahoma (BB-37) arrived in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6, 1940, and

Aug. 16, 2016

Sailor Killed in World War II Accounted For (Johnston)

Navy Fireman 1st Class Jim H. Johnston, killed in the attack on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, has now been accounted for.The USS Oklahoma (BB-37) arrived in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6, 1940, and spent

Aug. 16, 2016

Sailor Killed in World War II Accounted For (Cargile)

Navy Seaman 1st Class Murry R. Cargile, killed in the attack on the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, has now been accounted for.The USS Oklahoma (BB-37) arrived in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6, 1940, and spent

Aug. 15, 2016

AFDIL's role in Korean and Cold War identification

Four hundred twenty-six family members of servicemen met at the 2016 Korean/Cold War Annual government briefings, Aug. 11-12, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia.At these briefings, family members had the

Aug. 15, 2016

Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For (Adkins)

Army Pvt. Virgil B. Adkins, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for.On July 17, 1953, Adkins was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, on

Aug. 10, 2016

Marine Killed in World War II Accounted For (Moore)

Marine Sgt. Fae V. Moore, killed in World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Moore was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which landed a

Aug. 10, 2016

Marine Killed in World War II Accounted For (Mattern)

Marine Pfc. Wilbur C. Mattern, killed in World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Mattern was assigned to Company M, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which

Aug. 9, 2016

A feeling of fellowship

“No one does more for veterans.” This mantra was repeated hundreds of times while I shook the many hands of the veterans who spoke it. Steve Ryeland, a 45-year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Aug. 8, 2016

Marine Killed in World War II Accounted For (Kines)

Marine Pvt. Emmett L. Kines, killed in World War II, has now been accounted for. In November 1943, Kines was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which

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