Soldier Missing From World War II Accounted For (Gass)

By | April 04, 2017

Army Pfc. Reece Gass, unaccounted for from World War II, has now been identified.



On Jan. 14, 1945, Gass was a member of Company E, 33rd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, moving from the Lomre area toward Cherain, Belgium, in a three-pronged advance against enemy forces. As fighting drove them back, five tanks from the regiment were lost, including at least two from Gass' company. Gass was reported to have been killed in action after his tank was hit by enemy fire.



In May 2016, DPAA disinterred Unknown X-5867 in the Luxembourg American Cemetery and sent the remains to the DPAA laboratory for identification.



Laboratory analysis and circumstantial evidence were used in his
identification.



Interment services are pending.




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