DPAA In The News

March 8, 2019

This Korean War Veteran's Remains Were Lost for Nearly 70 Years. Here's How Cutting-Edge Science Brought Him Home (Via Time Magazine)

What happened to Hoover Jones? The question loomed over Ida Dickens’ life for nearly seven decades. When she last saw her younger brother, he was waving from the back of a taxicab, a lanky 18-year-old farm boy headed to Korea, a country he knew nothing about. Hoover had enlisted as an infantryman in one of America’s last segregated units, even

March 7, 2019

Remains of three missing World War II airmen recovered, half a world apart (Via Army Times)

The remains of three U.S. airmen whose planes went down in World War II, one in Europe, one in what is now Vietnam and the third on Tarawa, a Pacific atoll, have been recovered. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Walter B. Stone was accounted for Feb. 20 and AAF Staff Sgt. Carl M. Shaffer was accounted for Dec. 20, according to separate Feb. 25

March 7, 2019

Hopes fade of learning fate of missing Korean War soldier (Via The Buffalo News)

In memory, Madylon Mathers Kubera always links her brother to his foot locker. More than 65 years ago, the Army sent it back to the Mathers' home in Dunkirk, where Kubera's mother, Antoinette Mathers, refused to open it. The foot locker belonged to her son Leonard, best known as "Jack," and Antoinette prayed he would come home and open it himself.

March 7, 2019

77 years later, DNA testing IDs remains of N.J. sailor lost in Pearl Harbor attack (Via NJ.com)

Angelo M. Gabriele was only 21 years old when he died in World War II. But for decades, his relatives lacked full closure. Gabriele, a U.S. Navy fireman from Trenton, was aboard the USS West Virginia on Dec. 7, 1941. The battleship was moored at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when Japanese aircraft attacked, hitting the ship with multiple

March 7, 2019

Remains of sailor killed in attack on Pearl Harbor identified (Via NBC News)

Pentagon officials say the remains of an American sailor from upstate New York who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday that the remains of Charles M. Stern Jr., of Albany, have been accounted for. (For complete article, follow the link below)