Friday, February 4, 2011

Korean War MIA Identified

Korean War MIA Identified: The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office
announced the identification of remains belonging to Air Force 1st Lt.
Robert F. Dees, 23, of Moultrie, Ga. On Oct. 9, 1952, Dees was
piloting an F-84 Thunderjet against enemy railcars near Sinyang, North
Korea. All contact was lost with him after an explosion near the
target was observed by other flight members. In 1954, North Korea
turned over remains reportedly recovered from Sinyang, but Army
mortuary affairs was unable to identify the remains, which were
subsequently buried as "unknown" in the National Cemetery of the
Pacific in Honolulu. For more information on the recovery and
identification process, read the DOD press release
athttp://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=14224.

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