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2011 Accounted-For

The names listed here are U.S. military servicemembers who were once missing and are now accounted-for. Additional information may be seen by visiting the respective Vietnam, Korean War and WWII databases on this site.

These names are displayed in chronological order based on the dates of their identifications. The highlighted names are linked to a more detailed news release on that serviceman's identification.

  • Maj. Aado Kommendant and Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling, U.S. Air Force, were lost when their F-4 aircraft went down over Song Be Province in South Vietnam on Aug. 8, 1966. Their remains were identified on Nov. 30, 2011 .
  • Pfc. George A. Porter, U.S. Army, Battery B, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, was lost on Feb. 13, 1951, and died in captivity in what came to be called the Hoengsong Massacre in North Korea. His remains were identified on Nov. 15, 2011.
  • Mr. John S. Yim, an American citizen employed by China Airlines, was lost in April 1975 in Kampot Province. His remains were identified on Nov. 16, 2011.
  • 1st Lt. Robert E. Bennett III, U.S. Air Force, was lost on Dec. 13, 1967, after ejecting from his F-4C during a close-air support mission in Tra Vinh Province, South Vietnam. His remains were identified on Nov. 15, 2011.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Charles A. Roy, U.S. Army, Battery A, 61st Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division was lost on Nov. 5, 1950, when he was captured by Chinese forces and died in 1951, in a POW Camp in North Korea. His remains were identified on Nov. 7, 2011.
  • Sgt. Joseph A. Bowen, U.S. Army, Medical Company K, 31st Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, was lost on Nov. 30, 1950, during a battle near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains were identified on Nov. 7, 2011.
  • Pfc. Maximo A. Troche, U.S. Army, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, was lost on Feb. 4, 1951, during a battle near Yangpyeong, South Korea, and died as a POW in 1951. His remains were identified on Oct. 21, 2011.
  • 1st Lt. Harry W. Eck, Staff Sgt. John J. Bono and Staff Sgt. John E. Hogan, U.S. Army Air Forces, 327th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group, were lost on Sep. 13, 1944, when their B-17G aircraft was shot down near Neustaedt, Germany. Their remains were identified on Sept. 27, 2011.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Benny D. Rogers and Sgt. William Eugene Brashear, U.S Army, 8th Cavalry Regiment, were lost on Nov. 2, 1950, during a battle south of Unsan, North Korea. Their remains were identified on Sept. 26, 2011.
  • Pvt. Richard Erwin Clapp, U.S. Army, C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th ID, was lost on Sept. 2, 1950, near Yulchon, South Korea. His remains were identified on Sept. 23, 2011.
  • Pfc. Casimir F. Walczak, U.S. Army, B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, was lost on Aug. 17, 1950, during a battle to take Hill 303, south of Waegwan, South Korea. His remains were identified on Sept. 23, 2011.
  • Staff Sgt. Meceslaus T. Miaskiewicz, U.S. Army Air Forces, 347th Bombardment Squadron, 99th Bombardment Group, was lost on May 18, 1944, when the B-17G he was aboard crashed in Yugoslavia. His remains were identified on Sep. 15, 2011 .
  • 2nd Lt. Hilding R. Johnson, U.S. Army Air Forces, 9th Air Force, 366th Fighter Group, 391st Fighter Squadron, was lost on Dec. 25, 1944, when his P-47D Thunderbolt crashed while he was attacking enemy targets near St. Vith, Belgium. His remains were identified on Sep. 15, 2011.
  • Pfc. Jimmie J. Gaitan, U.S. Army, Clearing Company, 2nd Medical Battalion, attached to the 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost on Feb. 13, 1951, and died in POW Camp 1 near Changsong, North Korea. His remains were identified on Sep. 13, 2011.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Edward J. Broms Jr., U.S. Navy, 7th Fleet aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid, was lost on Aug. 1, 1968, when his A-4C Skyhawk aircraft crashed in North Vietnam. His remains were identified on Sep. 12, 2011.
  • Sgt. David E. Lemcke, U.S. Army, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 40th Artillery, 108th Artillery Group, was lost on May 21, 1968, in a military bunker explosion and fire in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. His remains were identified on Sep. 12, 2011.
  • Cpl. Eugene M. Morelli, U.S. Army, B Battery, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost in April 1951, in a POW Camp in North Korea. His remains were identified on Aug. 24, 2011.
  • Cpl. Agustin Alvarez, U.S. Army, M Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, was lost on Nov. 30, 1950, during the fighting withdrawal from the east side of the Chosin, in North Korea, and died as a POW in December 1950. His remains were identified on Aug. 17, 2011.
  • Capt. Charles R. Barnes, U.S. Army, Command Airplane Company, 210th Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade, was lost on March 16, 1969, when the U-21A Ute he was co-piloting crashed on approach to Da Nang, South Vietnam. His remains were identified on Aug. 8, 2011.
  • Cpl. Theodore A. Reynolds, U.S. Army, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, was lost on Nov. 2, 1950, in North Korea. His remains were identified on Aug. 1, 2011.
  • Specialist 4 Marvin F. Phillips, U.S. Army, 114th Assault Helicopter Company, was lost on Sept. 26, 1966, when the UH-1B helicopter he was aboard crashed off the coast of South Vietnam. His remains were identified on July 29, 2011.
  • Maj. Thomas E. Clark, U.S. Air Force, 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 37th Tactical Fighter Wing, was lost on Feb. 8, 1969, when the F-100D aircraft he was aboard was struck by enemy fire and crashed in Savannakhet Province, Laos. His remains were identified on June 3, 2011.
  • Sgt. Lee D. Henry, Jr., U.S. Army, I Company, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division, was lost on Aug. 7, 1950, near the Naktong River in South Korea. His remains were identified on June 3, 2011.
  • Pfc. Henry L. Gustafson, U.S. Army, B Battery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, was lost on Dec. 31, 1950, near Hagaru-ri, North Korea. His remains were identified on June 3, 2011.
  • Pfc. John G. Lavelle, Jr., U.S. Army, B Company, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost on Dec. 1, 1950, near Kunu-ri, North Korea. His remains were identified on June 2, 2011.
  • Lt. Col. Edward D. Silver and Maj. Bruce E. Lawrence, U.S. Air Force, 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, were lost on July 5, 1968, when the F-4C aircraft they were aboard failed to return from a night armed-reconnaissance of enemy targets in Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam. Their remains were identified on May 31, 2011.
  • Col. Gilbert S. Palmer, Jr., U.S. Air Force, 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, was lost on Feb. 27, 1968, over Laos. His remains were identified on May 19, 2011.
  • Pfc. Aaron Pearce, U.S. Army, Medical Company, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, was lost on April 21, 1951, near the Han’tan River in South Korea. His remains were identified on May 16, 2011.
  • Cpl. Freeman Lindsey, U.S. Army, Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, was lost on Feb. 28, 1951, near Hagaru-ri, North Korea. His remains were identified on May 5, 2011.
  • Cpl. Edward M. Pedregon, U.S. Army, 31st Regimental Combat Team, was lost on Nov. 30, 1950, during a battle against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. His remains were identified on May 4, 2011.
  • Maj. Thomas E. Reitmann, U.S. Air Force, 344th Tactical Fighter Squadron, was lost on Dec. 1, 1965, when the F-105D Thunderchief he was aboard crashed in Vietnam. His remains were identified on May 2, 2011.
  • Pvt. Herman F. Sturmer, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, 2nd Marine Division, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Battalion, was lost on Nov. 20, 1943, when his unit encountered an enemy attack while landing on Tarawa Island, Republic of Kiribath. His remains were identified on April 8, 2011.
  • Col. Leo S. Boston, U.S. Air Force, 14th Air Commando Wing, 602nd Fighter Squadron, was lost on April 29, 1966, while aboard an A-1E aircraft on a search and rescue mission over North Vietnam. His remains were identified on April 4, 2011.
  • Spc. 4 Robert B. Bayne, U.S. Army, B Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, was lost on March 28, 1945, while on a reconnaissance patrol near Schwegenheim, Germany. His remains were identified on March 14, 2011.
  • Sgt. Ralph W. Carlson, U.S. Army, 25th Reconnaissance Company, 25th Infantry Division, died on April 30, 1951, while captive at Suan Prisoner of War camp, North Korea. His remains were identified on Feb. 18, 2011.
  • Lt. Cmdr. William Patrick Egan, U.S. Navy, Attack Squadron 215 aboard the USS Hancock, was lost on April 29, 1966, while on a strike mission in an A-1H Skyraider aircraft over Laos. His remains were identified on Feb. 11, 2011.
  • Capt. Arnold E. Holm, Jr., and Spc. 4 Robin R. Yeakley, U.S. Army, 8th Cavalry, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, were lost on June 11, 1972, when the helicopter they were aboard crashed in Vietnam. Their remains were identified on Feb. 7, 2011.
  • Pfc. Wayne Bibbs, U.S. Army, Troop F, 8th Cavalry, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, was lost on June 11, 1972, when the OH-6A Cayuse helicopter he was aboard crashed after departing from Camp Eagle, South Vietnam. His remains were identified on Feb. 7, 2011.
  • Pfc. Peter Kubic, U.S. Army, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost on Feb. 12, 1951, after enemy forces overran American positions near Chowon-ni, Republic of Korea. His remains were identified on Feb. 1, 2011.
  • Cpl. James S. Murray, U.S. Army, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost on Feb. 13, 1951, near Wonju, South Korea. His remains were identified on Jan. 31, 2011.
  • Capt. Melvin R. Stai, U.S. Army, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost on Jan. 29, 1951, near Wonju, South Korea. His remains were identified on Jan. 31, 2011.
  • Pfc. Floyd T. Coker, U.S. Army, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost on April 15, 1951, while captive at Suan Prisoner of War camp, North Korea. His remains were identified on Jan. 31, 2011.
  • Cpl. James N. Sund, U.S. Army, 2nd Infantry Division, was lost on Feb. 12, 1951, near Chowon-ri, South Korea. His remains were identified on Jan. 31, 2011.
  • Pfc. Samuel K. Watkins, U.S. Army, 2nd Reconnaissance Company, L Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Infantry Division, was lost on Feb. 14, 1951, when his unit was attacked near Chuam-ni, South Korea. His remains were identified on Jan. 18, 2011.
  • Spc. 4 Randall D. Dalton, U.S. Army, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, was lost on July 24, 1971, when the aircraft he was aboard went down in Cambodia. His remains were identified on Jan. 18, 2011.
  • Sgt. Wyatt H. Belton, U.S. Army, C Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment was lost on Nov. 28, 1950, while engaged in combat operations near Unsan, North Korea. His remains were identified on Jan. 13, 2011.
  • Sgt. Gerald F. Day, U.S. Army, 31st Regimental Combat Team, was lost on Dec. 2, 1950, near Hagaru-ri, North Korea. His remains were identified on Jan. 6, 2011.
  • Sgt. 1st Class William T. Brown and Sgt. 1st Class Donald M. Shue, U.S. Army, 5th Special Forces Group, was lost on Nov. 3, 1969, when they were attacked by enemy forces near the Laos-Vietnam border. Their remains were identified on Jan. 6, 2011.
  • Capt. Darrell J. Spinler, U.S. Air Force, 1st Air Commando Squadron, was lost on June 21, 1967, after conducting an air strike mission in Lao. His remains were identified on Jan. 5, 2011.
  • Capt. James H. Graff and 1st Lt. David A. Thorpe, U.S. Air Force, 776th Troop Carrier Squadron, were lost on Oct. 3, 1966, when the C-130E they were aboard crashed in South Vietnam. Their remains were identified on Jan. 5, 2011.

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