Funerals for S1c David B. Edmonston and Pfc William E. Brandenburg (World War II); and PFC John A. Taylor, CPL Charles S. Lawler, and CPL Billy J. Butler (Korea)

| July 22, 2019

Last September, DPAA announced that it had accounted for S1c David B. Edmonston, US Navy. S1c Edmonston was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941.

S1c Edmonston will be buried this weekend – on Saturday, 27 July 2019 – in Portland, Oregon. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for his funeral service or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for S1c Edmonston’s funeral service or interment, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the area and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during World War II a proper final send-off.

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Last October, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Pfc William E. Brandenburg, USMC Reserve. Pfc Brandenberg was lost on Tarawa on 22 November 1943.

Pfc Brandenberg will be buried this weekend – on Saturday, 27 July 2019 – in Hamilton, Ohio. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for his funeral service or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for Pfc Brandenberg’s funeral service or interment, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the area and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during World War II a proper final send-off.

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Last August, DPAA announced that it had accounted for PFC John A. Taylor, US Army. PFC Taylor was lost in South Korea on 12 August 1950.

PFC Taylor will be buried next week – on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 – at Arlington National Cemetery. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for his funeral service.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for PFC Taylor’s funeral service, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the NCR and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during the Korean War a proper final send-off.

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This May, DPAA announced that it had accounted for CPL Charles S. Lawler, US Army. CPL Lawler was lost in North Korea on 2 November 1950.

CPL Lawler will be buried this weekend – on Saturday, 27 July 2019 – in Transverse City, Michigan. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for his funeral service or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for CPL Lawler’s funeral service or interment, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the area and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during the Korean War a proper final send-off.

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Last month, DPAA announced that it had accounted for CPL Billy J. Butler , US Army. CPL Butler was lost in North Korea on 28 November 1950.

CPL Butler will be buried later this week – on Friday, 26 July 2019 – in Kerrville, Texas. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for his funeral service or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for CPL Butler’s funeral service or interment, please post it in comments below. And if any readers are in the area and have the time, here’s an opportunity to give someone lost during the Korean War a proper final send-off.

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  1. Ex-PH2 says:

    Thanks for the updates, Hondo!

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    Will be raising a glass to pay Honors to these Warriors during the proposed times for their Services. Here is to hoping for a good turnout from the locals as these men are laid to Rest Easy.

    Thanks for the update, Hondo.

  3. AW1Ed says:

    Welcome home.

  4. Jack says:

    Corporal Billy Joe Butler will receive full Military Honors as he is returned to his family and laid to rest next to his parents.

    A visitation will take Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 5PM-7PM

    Funeral Services will take place on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10AM in the main chapel at Kerrville Funeral Home, 1221 Junction Highway, Kerrville TX 78028. Internment will follow at Nichols Cemetery with full military honors.

    Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830) 895-5111.

  5. Claw says:

    PFC William E. Brandenburg — Visitation will be from 10AM-12PM, Service at 12PM at the Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Home, Burial with Full Military Honors at Hickory Flat Cemetery, all on 27 July in Hamilton, OH.

    CPL Charles S. Lawler — Will be laid to final rest, with Full Military Honors, alongside his mother at 11AM, 27 July at the Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City, MI.

    May they Rest In Peace now in their home soil.

  6. LAURA says:

    MAY THE FAMILIES FIND PEACE AND HONOR WITH THIS BLESSING OF THERE LOVED ONES.