Funerals for 1LT Seymour P. Drovis, Pvt Ted Hall, and MAtt1c Johnnie C. Laurie (World War II); and SGT Gerald B. Raeymacker and PFC David C. Wilkes (Korea)

| October 10, 2019 | 6 Comments

Funerals will be held next week for the following previously missing individuals recently accounted for by DPAA.

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This June, DPAA announced that it had accounted for 1LT Seymour P. Drovis, US Army. 1LT Drovis was lost on Saipan on 7 July 1944.

1LT Drovis will be buried next week – on Wednesday, 16 October – in Arlington National Cemetery. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location and time for his funeral services.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for 1LT Drovis’ funeral services, 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 January, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Pvt Ted Hall, USMC Reserve. Pvt Hall was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941.

Pvt Hall will be buried next week – on Friday, 18 October – in Arlington National Cemetery. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location and time for his funeral services.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for Pvt Hall’s funeral services, 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 July, DPAA announced that it had accounted for MAtt1c Johnnie C. Laurie, US Navy. MAtt1c Laurie was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941.

MAtt1c Laurie will be buried next week – on Saturday, 19 October – in Montevallo, Alabama. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location and time for his funeral services or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for MAtt1c Laurie’s funeral services and/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 August, DPAA announced that it had accounted for SGT Gerald B. Raeymacker, US Army. SGT Raeymacker was lost in North Korea on 6 December 1950.

SGT Raeymacker will be buried next week – on Saturday, 19 August – in Dunkirk, New York. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location or time for his funeral services or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for SGT Raeymacker’s funeral services and/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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This June, DPAA announced that it had accounted for PFC David C. Wilkes, US Army. PFC Wilkes was lost in North Korea on 6 December 1950.

PFC Wilkes will be buried next week – on Saturday, 19 August – in Lakewood, Washington. Regrettably, DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location or time for his funeral services or interment.

If any TAH readers have the precise location and time for PFC Wilkes’ funeral services and/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:

    Welcome home. May the road rise to meet them and the winds be always at their backs.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    Every Service Member deserves, at the very least, a marked resting place, preferably, in their home soil. It has been said many a time that the greatest fear of the Warrior is to be forgotten and/or unknown. Rest Easy Men and Welcome Home.

    Thanks, again, to DPAA for their work in the IDing of these Warriors and to Hondo for bring them to our attention. We will raise a glass to pay Honors.

  3. Green Thumb says:

    Welcome home, men.

    Rest well.

  4. UpNorth says:

    Welcome home, brothers. Rest in Peace.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Welcome Home Fallen Warriors, you’ve earned your place in History and Valhalla.

    *Slow Salute*

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