Another Three Are Known

| August 1, 2021

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

S2c Harold W. Lindsey, US Navy, assigned to the crew of the USS Oklahoma, was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941. His accounting was announced on 28 July 2021.

SSG Gerald R. Helms, US Army, assigned to E Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, was lost IVO Katerbosch, Netherlands, on 2 October 1944. His accounting was announced on 30 July 2021.

PVT Emmet W. Schwartz, US Army, assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, was lost IVO Hürtgen, Germany, on 27 December 1944. His accounting was announced on 30 July 2021.

From Korea

None

From Southeast Asia

None

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. The same is true for remains which may be recovered in the future.

On their web site’s Contact Us page DPAA now has FAQs. The answer to 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

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  1. KoB says:

    Welcome Home Warriors. We Salute your Service and will Pay Honors to your Sacrifice.

    Thanks Hondo.

  2. AW1Ed says:

    Welcome home.

  3. Green Thumb says:

    Glider Infantry.

    Hardcore.

    Rest well, well.

  4. Sparks says:

    Welcome home Brothers. Rest in peace now.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    *Slow Salute*

  6. AW1Ed says:

    Another of the Greatest Generation passes.

    Saginaw Grant, former Marine and hereditary chief of the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday. He’s well known as a Native American character actor.

    Fair winds and following seas, Mr. Grant.

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