Another is Known

| July 6, 2021

Sorry, this one got delayed due to my being busy over the holiday weekend.

Per DPAA’s “Recently Accounted For” webpage, the following formerly-missing US personnel were recently publicly announced as having been accounted for.

From World War II

2LT Anel B. Shay, Jr., US Army, assigned to 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force, US Army Air Forces, was lost in Ploiesti, Romania, on 1 August 1943. His accounting was announced on 1 July 2021.

From Korea


From Southeast Asia


Welcome back, elder brothers-in-arms. Our apologies that your return took so long.

Rest easy. You’re home now.

. . .

Over 72,000 US personnel remain unaccounted for from World War II; over 7,500 US personnel remain unaccounted for from the Korean War; and over 1,500 remain unaccounted for in Southeast Asia (SEA). Additionally, 126 US personnel remain unaccounted for from the Cold War; 5 remain unaccounted for from the Gulf Wars; and 1 individual remains unaccounted for from Operation Eldorado Canyon.

Comparison of DNA from recovered remains against DNA from some (but not all) blood relatives can assist in making a positive ID for unidentified remains that have already been recovered, or which may be recovered in the future. On their web site’s Contact Us page DPAA now has FAQs. One of those FAQs describes who can and cannot submit DNA samples useful in identifying recovered remains. The chart giving the answer can be viewed here. The text associated with the chart is short and is found in one of the FAQs.

If your family lost someone in one of these conflicts who has not yet been accounted for and you qualify to submit a DNA sample, please arrange to submit one. By doing that you just might help identify the remains of a US service member who’s been repatriated but not yet been identified – as well as a relative of yours, however distant. Or you may help to identify remains to be recovered in the future.

Everybody deserves a proper burial. That’s especially true for those who gave their all while serving this nation.

Category: No Longer Missing

Comments (6)

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  1. MarineDad61 says:

    You’re fine. You’re good.

    Unlike the Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass,
    who either forgot (again),
    or doesn’t bother posting these anymore on their Book of the Fake.

    They’re back. But not really. And not many.
    Old vests.
    New vests.
    1 newbie sans (XXXXXL) vest.

    July 3 ceremony before a small burg parade.
    They also forgot how to march.
    They also forgot how to rig and raise a flag.

    Video is 4:17.
    Public page, everyone can see this.
    But I warn you (all),
    it’s all I can do keep from gouging my eyes out.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Off-topic, but 100 shot (18 dead) in Chicago this past 4th of July weekend say Chicago PD:

  3. Roh-Dog says:

    Welcome Home, Dear Sir.

  4. Sparks says:

    Welcome home Brother. Rest in peace now.

  5. UpNorth says:

    Welcome home, LT Shay. Rest in peace.

  6. Green Thumb says:

    Welcome home, 2LT Shay.

    Rest well.