DPAA In The News

Nov. 8, 2019

Remains of Beloit man killed in WWII to return home Thursday (Via NBC15)

After 77 years, a Beloit family will have closure after the remains of Army Sgt. Robert McCarville returns home on Thursday.McCarville was killed in action on December 5, 1942, while attacking enemy positions near Cape Endaiadere, during the months-long Battle of Buna-Gona. The fighting was so intense, his unit was not able to recover the

Nov. 8, 2019

Documentary on Local World War II POW, Sconiers, to be screened Saturday (Via The Destin Log)

When the remains of 1st Lt. Ewart Sconiers were interred last year at Southwide Baptist Church, 74 years after he died in a German POW camp during World War II, the story of a family’s efforts to bring him home, an effort that included an array of strangers and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, came to an end.But the story does live on, not

Nov. 8, 2019

Remains of Ohio soldier who died in Korean War buried in Ross Co. (Via NBC 4)

The remains of Army Cpl. Robert L. Bray of Chillicothe were laid to rest, Wednesday, in Bainbridge. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Bray was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment in the summer of 1950. He was reported missing on July 20, 1950 near Taejon, South Korea, and declared dead on

Oct. 29, 2019

Jimmy' Crotty, one of Coast Guard's greatest heroes, is finally coming home (Via The Buffalo News)

In the early 1990s, while attending college and working at a nursing home, Michael Kelly moved in with his elderly grandfather, Patrick Crotty, on Cumberland Avenue in Buffalo. It was a move that made sense. They enjoyed each other’s company, and Michael did not expect anything to feel like a big surprise.That was before he looked with awe on what

Oct. 29, 2019

Michigan Soldier Returns Home for Long Awaited Burial With Full Military Honors (Via The Lasco Press)

A remarkable event took place Friday, October 25th at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. Private First Class, Kenneth W. Likens, 20, from Mount Clemens, MI served his country honorably and lost his life in defense of freedom. He was buried in the National Cemetary just outside of Holly, MI.What is remarkable about this story is that Pfc. Likens was

Oct. 29, 2019

Remains of Philadelphia Marine Who Died in WWII Identified (Via NBC Philadelphia)

The government says the remains of a Marine who died in a Pacific island battle during World War II have been identified as a 23-year-old Philadelphia man.The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Joseph F. Boschetti were accounted for on July 8.The agency says Boschetti was a member of Company A, 1st

Oct. 29, 2019

West Virginia soldier killed in the Korean War identified (Via WYMT Mountain News)

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) says the remains of Army Cpl. Charles H. Grubb, 21, of War Eagle, West Virginia, have been accounted for.Cpl. Grubb was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action December 1, 1950, after the enemy attacked his unit near the

Oct. 29, 2019

'Lawrence is home': Soldier killed in World War II reaches final resting place in Idaho (Via Idaho Press)

Over 75 years since the disappearance of Private First Class Lawrence “Mike” Worthen during World War II, his family has some closure.In a service Friday, Worthen’s remains, identified earlier this year after being found in Germany, were honorably laid to rest at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise. A group of family, strangers and members

Oct. 29, 2019

So far, 41 US troops have been ID’d from remains returned by North Korea, DPAA says (Via Stars & Stripes)

At least 41 American troops have been identified among the remains returned from North Korea last year, officials said Friday, paving the way for them to be returned to their families nearly seven decades after the Korean War.Army Cpl. Lloyd B. Odom, 19, of Odessa, Mo., was the third missing soldier whose identity was announced this week. The

Aug. 9, 2019

Airline pilot flies dad's remains home from Vietnam 52 years after seeing him off at same Dallas airport (Via USA Today)

When Air Force Maj. Roy Knight, Jr., left Dallas for Vietnam 52 years ago, his 5-year-old son, Bryan, came to Dallas Love Field to see him off. On Thursday, Bryan, now a captain for Southwest Airlines, brought back his father's remains aboard a flight to the same Dallas airport.Knight, born in Garner, Texas, was 36 when he was shot down while