Funerals for FM1c Rudolph Blitz, MM2c Leo Blitz, S2c Calvin H. Palmer, S2c Wilferd D. Palmer, and Plt Sgt George E. Trotter (World War II); Sgt Meredith F. Keirn (Korea); and Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr. (Vietnam)

| August 5, 2019

This May, DPAA announced that it had accounted for FM1c Rudolph Blitz and MM2c Leo Blitz, US Navy. The brothers were lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941.

FM1c Blitz and MM2c Blitz will be buried later this week – on Thursday, 8 August 2019 – in Lincoln, Nebraska. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for their funeral service or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for these brothers’ 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 two brothers lost during World War II a proper final send-off.

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This March, DPAA announced that it had accounted for S2c Calvin H. Palmer and S2c Wilferd D. Palmer, US Navy. The brothers were lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941.

The brothers will be buried later this week – on Friday, 9 August 2019 – in Portland, Oregon. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for their funeral service or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for the brothers’ 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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This May, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Plt Sgt George E. Trotter, USMC. Plt Sgt Trotter was lost on Tarawa on 20 November 1943.

Plt Sgt Trotter will be buried later this week – on Friday, 9 August – in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for his funeral services or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for Plt Sgt Trotter’s funeral services or interment, 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 World War II a proper final send-off.

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Last May, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Sgt Meredith F. Keirn, USMC. Sgt Keirn was lost in North Korea on 30 November 1950.

Sgt Keirn will be buried later this week – on Thursday, 8 August – in Arlington National Cemetery. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for his funeral services.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for Sgt Keirn’s funeral services or interment, 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 June, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Col. Roy A. Knight, Jr., US Air Force. Col. Knight was lost in Laos on 19 May 1967.

Col. Knight will be buried this week – on Saturday, 10 August – in Weatherford, TX. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location for his funeral services.

If any TAH readers have the precise location for Col. Knight’s funeral services 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 Vietnam War a proper final send-off.

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Will raise a glass to toast and pay Honors to these Warriors. Welcome Home Men.

    Thanks again Hondo for the update.

  2. FuzeVT says:

    Thanks for the update. DPAA doing God’s work.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    Finally, they are home. May the road rise to meet them and the winds be always at their backs.

  4. Sparks says:

    Welcome home at last. God rest you well.