Another Three Are Accounted For

| May 29, 2022

DPAA’s “Recently Accounted For” webpage and/or recent press releases indicate that the following formerly-missing US personnel have been accounted for.

From World War II

S1c William Brooks, 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 23 May 2022. (see note)

SSG Michael Uhrin, US Army, assigned to the 369th Bombardment Squadron, 306th Bombardment Group, 40th Combat Wing, 8th Air Force, was lost IVO Rommelhausen and Langenbergheim, Germany, on 14 October 1943. His accounting was announced on 23 May 2022.

From Korea

SFC James A. Coleman, US Army, assigned to I Company, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, was lost IVO Hwach-on Reservoir, South Korea on 25 April 1951. His accounting was announced on 26 May 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: S1c Brooks was accounted for in March 2021. However, his accounting was apparently not publicly announced until this past week (the date above is from the DPAA press release announcing his accounting). He has not been listed in a previous “No Longer Missing” article here at TAH.

Category: No Longer Missing

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Welcome home Brothers. Rest in peace now.


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


Welcome home.


The true meaning of Memorial Day.

Thank You, Hondo, again, for sharing.

Rest In Peace. Salute. Never Forget.

Bring Them All Home.

A Proud Infidel®™

*Slow Salute*

RGR 4-78

Rest in Peace.

Herbert J Messkit

I’m curious, are these newly found remains or are a lot of these people buried as unknowns and they’re finally figuring out who they are.


In the cases from USS Oklahoma, the mass grave those Warriors were buried in was exhumed and a team at Offutt AFB, NE worked for years using DNA sample to ID. IMHO they did an outstanding job IDing 90 someodd %. Some of the ones from the Army Air Corps losses were buried as unknowns and marked as such. Others, the sites were researched recently and remains found were IDed. A number of the Korean War we’ve seen lately were from the boxes of remains that KimCheese turned over to US Control back when we had a real president.

Skyjumper does a good job of bringing us the rest of the story on many of them. And, naturally, Thanks always to Hondo for this weekly posting as the info comes in.

Herbert J Messkit

It’s great that they never give up