Another Two Are Accounted For (Updated)

| February 20, 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

CPL Lawrence L. Brown, US Army, assigned to M Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost IVO Kujang, North Korea, on 26 November 1950. His accounting was announced by DPAA on 16 February 2022.

CPL Francis J. Jury, US Army, assigned to Heavy Mortar Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, was lost IVO the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, on 2 December 1950. His family was notified of his accounting on 16 February 2022.

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. 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.


Author’s Note: CPL Brown’s accounting was announced by DPAA on 16 February 2022; however, his name does not yet appear on DPAA’s “Recently Accounted-For” webpage.

Category: No Longer Missing

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Welcome home.


Thanks again, Hondo.
Now, for the rest of the story.


CPL Francis J. Jury
BORN: 21 DEC 1926
Corporal Jury entered the U.S. Army from Pennsylvania and was a member of the Heavy Mortar Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.
On November 27, 1950, his unit was positioned on the east side of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) launched a sudden large scale attack against U.S. troops around the reservoir.
By December 1, the CCF’s numerical superiority forces allied troops to withdraw southward to friendly lines at Hagaru-ri.
CPL Jury was reported missing in action on December 2, 1950, following the fighting withdrawal to Hagaru-ri. 
Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered, and there is no evidence that he was ever a prisoner of war.

He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. 
Rest in peace, senior warrior.


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

Thanks Hondo for bringing us the notice on these Warriors. Your work on this is muchly appreciated.

Thanks, also, to Sky Jumper for bringing us “the rest of the Story”.

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Screenshot 4 (of 4)
of 2022 Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass
Chili Feed Live video.

Hive Commander of Elko’s VFW Post,
long time Les Brown Phony Enablers,
showed up, wearing his
Here he is, picking up his raffle wine basket.

More phony photos (E-7 and O-3) with details
of Elko’s Phony Enablers and Phony Defenders,
and video link, at the bottom of Weekend Open Thread.

Chili Feed 2022 VFW Post 2350 cap 1.jpg

Les Brown’s Chief Phony Enabler AND his Hive (Post)
are listed here at the VFW Dept. of Nevada
as an ALL STATE POST for 2020-2021.

Remember, he was the Department Commander,
when Les Brown served as a Department Committee Head.

Reminder, Les Brown was NEVER ELIGIBLE to join the VFW.


RGR 4-78

Why in hell do you put this bull shit on a memorial thread for our lost war dead. Put this crap on the WOT where it belongs.


Because this is the very topic and subject matter that
Elko POW*MIA Awareness Ass
has USED and EXPLOITED for over 12 years.
For their own gain and popularity.

Worse, the Awareness Ass neglects posting these, or even mentioning these, as VG does right here.

Instead, the Awareness Ass focuses on their own
motorcycle rides, chili feeds, and bolstering their bullshit over their long time founder and leader, and now recently departed
Phony E-8 Phony CIB

Does that clarify why THIS is the ideal place
to show an entire POW*MIA chapter ignoring and neglecting their function?




I have to agree with RGR 4-78.

This is a memorial thread to honor those who have perished and/or wound up MIA/POW while serving this country.

While I understand (to a point) your view & opinion on Les Brown & Elko, this isn’t the place to clutter up with anything else other than that pertains to these fallen warriors.

In my opinion, it distracts from those we honor on this page.

RGR 4-78

Does not belong on a Memorial thread honoring our war dead.


I’ll take the hit for this. I approved MD61’s comments, looking at content and not where they would appear. I’ll move his comments to the WOT, or other appropriate post in the future.



There go’s your ration of cat heads, roast beast and yuenglings that KoB had all boxed up for you.

That’ll learn ya. (grin)

Not even a blip on your
P8-Poseidon, my friend.

(or is that P3 Orion) Hell, I don’t know. I’m a gound pounder not an aeronautically inclined troop.

The Stranger

I’ll take those Yuenglings if you don’t mind…

RGR 4-78

Sorry to be a pain.
Thanks for doing a thankless job Ed.


Welcome Home Warriors. Rest in Peace.
*slow salute*


Welcome home Brothers. Rest in peace now.

RGR 4-78

Welcome Home.


Almost caught me napping, Hondo. (smile)

The rest of the story:


Army Cpl. Lawrence L. Brown
CPL Lawrence L. Brown, reported captured by Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces on Nov. 26, 1950, , North Korea, has been accounted for.
Corporal Brown was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion,
9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.
CPL Brown was a Manchu with M Co. 3/9 Infantry.
The 3/9 Infantry was one of two segregated battalions (the other was the 503d FA Bn)
of the division back then, before the Army was integrated.
He was seriously Wounded in Action by the enemy in South Korea in the vicinity of Kujang on
August 15, 1950 and returned to duty on September 15, 1950.
He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 26, 1950
and died while a prisoner on March 31, 1951. 


Following the war, returning American prisoners of war
reported that Brown died at Prisoner of War Camp #5.
(Diagram at link below shows location of Camp 5)

A Proud Infidel®™

Welcome Home and Rest In Peace, Fallen Warriors
*Slow Salute*

Last edited 2 years ago by A Proud Infidel®™