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DPAA In The News

News 2 | April 2, 2024

Remains of WWII sailor, soldier identified, will receive US burials

By Brian McElhiney

The remains of two World War II veterans who went missing in action were recently accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, and will have U.S. burials later this year.

U.S. Navy Mess Attendant 3rd Class David Walker, 19, of Norfolk, Va., was accounted for Nov. 27, 2023, and U.S. Army Cpl. Frank V. Benak, 24, of Scottsville, Mich., was accounted for Feb. 2, the DPAA announced Thursday.

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