Two More Are Known

| June 12, 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 Houston Temples, 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 9 June 2022.

GySgt. Arthur B. Summers, USMC, assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, was lost on Tarawa on 23 November 1943. His accounting was announced on 10 June 2022.

From Korea


From Southeast Asia


Welcome back, elder brothers-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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Welcome home, men.

Rest well.

RGR 4-78

Welcome Home.


Welcome home.

A Proud Infidel®™

*Slow Saute*


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

Thanks, Hondo.


Welcome hone Brothers. Rest in peace now.


For those who might be interested, Poe just finished reading a military historical novel by Jeff Shaara, To Wake the Giant, which chronicles the months leading up to the December 7th attack from the viewpoints of multiple involved persons, including a young hospital corpsman striker whose first shipboard assignment is on the ill-fated USS Arizona.

Poe’s read many books about the attack on Pearl Harbor, but this is the first that depicts in graphic detail the horror of being on that ship as it is being destroyed. It will give you a new appreciation of these sailors Hondo so frequently honors here. Shaara’s written numerous fictionalized military histories where he employs this device of multiple viewpoints, from the common soldiers/sailors to the generals, admirals, and politicians who plan the strategies and tactics.

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First I want to apologize for missing the past two Sunday DPAA’S that Hondo posted.
Was out of state for a bit and didn’t have access to my computer.
Thanks Hondo, and now the rest of the story.
S1c Houston Temples:
 Seaman First Class Temples entered the U.S. Navy from Louisiana and served on the USS Oklahoma. On December 7, 1941, the battleship USS Oklahoma was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when attacked by Japanese forces. The Oklahoma suffered multiple torpedo hits, causing it to capsize. Four hundred and twenty-nine sailors and Marines were lost, including SEA1 Temples. In the days, months, and years following the attack, remains of men lost aboard the Oklahoma were recovered. Those remains that could not be identified were buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Honolulu, Hawaii (NMCP).
Seaman Temples’ remains will be buried in Bogalusa, LA 12/7/22.


GySgt. Arthur B. Summers:
Born on 30 June, 1916 in Poplar, Montana, he enlisted into the Marines on 12 Nov. 1936. Summers was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands and was killed on the fourth day of the battle, Nov. 23, 1943.
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, located in what is now the nation of Kiribati. Nearly 6,400 Japanese, Koreans, and Americans died in the fighting, mostly on and around the small island of Betio.


The Battle of Tarawa was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region. It was also the first time in the war that the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious


Thanks for bringing us “The Rest of The Story”, SKYJUMPER.

Ya shoulda stopped by on your walkabout. We ate real good.