Another Two Are Known

| June 19, 2022 | 13 Comments

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

PFC David N. Owens, US Army, assigned to E Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, was lost IVO Hurtgen, Germany, on 24 November 1944. His accounting was announced on 16 June 2022.

PVT Carl G. Dorsey, US Army, assigned to I Company, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, was lost IVO Grosshau, Germany, on 4 December 1944. His accounting was announced on 16 June 2022.

From Korea

None

From Southeast Asia

None

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.

Category: No Longer Missing

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AW1Ed

Welcome home.

ninja

Never Forget.

Bring Them All Home.

Salute. Rest In Peace.

Thank You, Hondo, for sharing.

Prior Service

Congratulations, boys. You finally made it out of the hell of the Hurtgen forest. This place ate swaths of 4th, 8th, 9th, 28th, 81st and 82nd, plus 5th Armored and much of a ranger battalion between SEP 44 and FEB 45. Hate to say it but there are many more MIA where these two came from.

KoB

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

Hurtgen Forest…The epitome of a meat grinder.

Thanks, Hondo.

SKYJUMPER

Thanks Hondo…and now the rest of the story.
 
PFC David N. Owens:
 
Owens was born in Gaston County, North Carolina.
In November 1944, Owens was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Hürtgen, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, when he was reported missing in action on Nov. 22. His body unable to be recovered, and the Germans never reported him as a prisoner of war. He was declared killed in action Nov. 23, 1945.
 
The Hürtgen Forest cost the U.S. 1st Army at least 33,000 killed and incapacitated, including both combat and noncombat losses.

SKYJUMPER

COMMENDATIONS
★ World War II Victory Medal
★ Bronze Star
★ Purple Heart
★ Combat Infantryman Badge
★ Marksmanship Badge
★ American Campaign Medal
★ Army Presidential Unit Citation
★ Army Good Conduct Medal
★ European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign
 
For more on the Hurtgen Forest battle, please click on the link.https://www.historynet.com/the-hurtgen-forest-1944-the-worst-place-of-any/

SKYJUMPER

PVT Carl G. Dorsey:
Dorsey was born in Moline, Kansas on 20 June, 1925.

In December 1944, Dorsey was assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Grosshau, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, when he was reported missing in action on Dec. 4. His body unable to be recovered, and the Germans never reported him as a prisoner of war. He was declared killed in action Dec. 5, 1945.
 
 
COMMENDATIONS
Bronze Star
Purple Heart

KoB

Thanks, SKYJUMPER, for the “Rest of the Story” on these Warriors. Say their names…Be their Witness.

A Proud Infidel®™

*Slow Salute*

Sparks

Welcome home Brothers. Rest in peace now.

RGR 4-78

Welcome Home.

poetrooper

While it is good that advancing technology is making it increasingly possible to locate and identify the remains of those lost in WWII, it is saddening that so many of those who paid the deepest personal price for these combat losses are now gone themselves, unable to gain solace from these discoveries.

May they, too, rest in peace, as well as their much beloved warriors, all of whom made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation.

UpNorth

Welcome home, brothers. Rest in Peace.