The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, recently accounted-for from the Korean War, are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Army Cpl. James I. Jubb, 21, of Eastport, Maryland, accounted for on Jan. 25, 2018, will be buried October 17 in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. In August 1950, Jubb was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, his unit suffered heavy losses while fighting units of the North Korean People’s Army in the vicinity of the Naktong River, South Korea. Jubb was reported missing in action on Aug. 10, 1950 when he could not be accounted for by his unit. His remains were later declared unrecoverable.
In October 1951, the Army Graves Registration Services recovered four sets of unidentified American remains from a mountain near Ohang, South Korea, which is located east of the Naktong River. One set of remains, designated “Unknown X-2160” could not be identified and were subsequently interred at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (NMCP) in Honolulu.
In 2017, based on research regarding two individuals who remained unaccounted-for from Jubb’s unit, analysts from DPAA determined that Unknown X-2160 could likely be identified. DPAA disinterred Unknown X-2160 in October 2017 and sent the remains to the laboratory for analysis.
To identify Jubb’s remains, scientists used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as chest radiograph comparison, which matched his records.
DPAA is appreciative to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their partnership in this mission.
Today, 7,677 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that were previously returned by North Korean officials or recovered from North Korea by American recovery teams. Jubb’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the NMCP in Honolulu along with the others who are missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or call (703) 699-1420/1169.
Jubb’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000000cV30HEAS