Another Is Known

| October 17, 2021

DPAA’s “Recently Accounted For” webpage announced recently that the following formerly-missing US personnel have been accounted for.

From World War II

S2c Pete Turk, 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 12 October 2021.

From Korea


From Southeast Asia


Welcome back, elder brother-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. ChipNASA says:

    This never ceases to amaze me. I can only imagine what future technology will bring us.

  2. Hatchet says:

    Slow Salute.

  3. AW1Ed says:

    Welcome home.

  4. KoB says:

    Welcome Home Warrior. A Salute to your Service and Honors Paid for your Sacrifice.

    A Big BZ to the folks at Offutt that had identified almost all of these unknown Warriors.

  5. Sparks says:

    Welcome home Brother. Rest in peace now.

  6. MarineDad61 says:

    Continued crickets from Elko, Nevada,
    but they did just post this.

    • MarineDad61 says:

      UPDATE on Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass –
      Either their 2021 elections have been postponed indefinitely,
      or they held their elections in secret.
      Either way,
      phony LTCol “Top” Tom Wulf is still 2nd in command,
      and still the chief of the “Ceremonial Drill Team”.

      The question for 2022 is… 2nd in command of what?

    • MarineDad61 says:

      2021 Question about Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass –
      Is the new Chief of Chili and Tchotchkes
      Ken Adams an Army E-7??

      It’s right there (here) on his patchy pinny vest,
      on his current profile photo, on his Book of the Fake.

      • MarineDad61 says:

        Fu of Google check on the Chief of Chili and Tchotchkes…

        “Oh, boy, is this great!” (Flounder – Animal House)

        1. – Elko POW*MIA dot org.

        2. – Elko Daily Free Press –
        [Celebration of life slated for Les Brown
        Jun 9, 2021 — “He was a great guy,” said Director of POW/MIA Elko Awareness Association Ken Adams.
        “He was my best friend.” Adams became the director of …]

        3. VG –
        [Les Brown – The Lie Continues Even in Death – This ain’t Hell
        Jun 14, 2021 — Ken Adams is responsible for Merchandise for the POW/MIA Elko Awareness Association Biker Club.
        Laura Adams, his wife, is the Secretary. PUBLIC …]

        Yes, Google Fu #3 by VG
        squares away the LIES told by Ken Adams
        5 days earlier, in Google Fu #2.

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    *Slow Salute*