Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MIA WWII Soldier to Receive Burial in Green Bay

On April 16, 1945, Kittredge was taking part in a bombing raid when his B-26 was hit by enemy fire, according to a news release from Dignity Memorial. Other pilots taking part in the raid said the plane went down and exploded on impact.

No man left behind...
You are not forgotten...

These phrases pass our lips with ease sometimes, and we don't realize what it really means.  To be able to recover our troops and bring them back means everything to these families.  It goes without saying that bringing remains home is not the same as having them walk through that door at their family home, but in this instance, there will be closure.

R.I.P. SSGT Kittredge, you are home.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

World War II dog tags found in Saipan may solve 70-year-old mystery

I am always glad to hear when families are able to have some sense of closer with MIA relatives.

The dog tags are those of a 31-year-old Army infantryman from New York named Bernard Gavrin. He was reported missing in action during the battle of Saipan in World War II and never found.
His 81-year-old nephew David Rogers, of West Delray, Fla., said the family never knew what happened.
I was wondering, in reading the article, what kind of red tape might interfere with retrieving the remains of Mr. Gavrin, then read :
The remains were turned over to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii for genetic testing.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Mystery couple picks up tab for World War II veteran in Kenner

World War II veteran Carl “Gunner” Peterson of Kenner recently celebrated his 91st birthday at a Kenner restaurant, where a mystery couple picked up thte tab.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Brave nurses from World War II lauded

In a new book being released in February, "Pure Grit", two nurses are featured. The book is penned by award-winning journalist and author Mary Cronk Ferrell.  These nurses were taken prisoner and subjected to the harsh conditions of being held in Japanese POW camps.