Another Is Accounted For

| January 23, 2022

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

From World War II


From Korea

SGT Roy C. Delauter , US Army, assigned to D Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, was lost in North Korea on 2 December 1950. His family was notified of his accounting on 19 January 2022.

From Southeast Asia


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

Rest easy. You’re home now.

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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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SGT Roy C. Delauter was born in Hagerstown(Washington County), Maryland on April 22, 1929.

He was married to Shirley Viola Brown.

His military awards & commendations included:
 Prisoner of War Medal
 Purple Heart
 Combat Infantryman Badge
 Marksmanship Badge
 Korean Service Medal
 National Defense Service Medal
 Republic of Korea Presidential Citation
 Republic of Korea War Service Medal
 United Nations Service Medal
 Army Presidential Unit Citation
 Army Good Conduct Medal

Rest in peace, senior warrior.


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

Thanks Hondo…and Thanks to Skyjumper for the added linky on this Warrior.


Wow, that warrior went to Valhalla, for sure. Rest easy.


Welcome home Brother. Rest in peace now.


Welcome home.