POW MIA Update 4.19.2019

The Department of Defense Dpaa POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today the return of (5) five U,S servicemen to their families for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.
 
Army, PFC Raymond H. Middlekauff of Maryland, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Lost on 12/04/1944—Accounted for on 04/12/2019—Germany/WWII
 
Army, PFC Dale W. Ross of Oregon, Company E, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Lost on 01/14/1943—Accounted for on 04/16/2019—Hill 27, Mount Austen, Guadalcanal/WWII
 
Army, PFC John W. Hayes of Texas, Company M, 3rd Battalion, 335th Infantry Regiment,84th Infantry Division, Lost 01/04/1945—Accounted For on 04/17/2019—Magester, Belgium/WWII
 
Navy, Seaman 2nd Class Ray H. Myers of Iowa, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted For on 04/16/2019—Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Navy, Fireman 3rd Class, Harold K. Costill of New Jersey, USS West Virginia, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted For on 04/16/2019—Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
TOTAL TO DATE———68
WWII————————50
KOREA———————15
VIETNAM——————–3
 
 
“You Are Not Forgotten”
Tommy Cannon
Commander
Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard, Post 29

POW MIA Ceremony 3.7.2019

USAF Captain John Jackie Smallwood of Marietta was declared missing on June 16, 1973 after his plane was hit with hostile fire over Cambodia.  The Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard will be conducting the Dedication Ceremony during the Monthly Membership Meeting of the Legion on March 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Post 29.  Everyone is invited to pay tribute to this missing US serviceman and city son. 

5th District Meeting 2.17.2019

We are hosting the 5th District meetings at Post 29 this Sunday. See the details below. The post will conduct normal hours and business for our members, but please be mindful the post may be crowded with Legion Family members from around the District. Thank you.

American Legion Horace Orr Post 29
921 Gresham Avenue  NE
Marietta, GA 30060
770-427-5900

8:00 – 9:30 am        Registration/Breakfast**

8:30  – 9:30 am       SAL downstairs in lounge

9:30 – 10:30 am     Joint Meeting

10:30 – 11:00 am.   Memorial Service

11:00 – 11:15          ALR downstairs in the lounge or back in the card room
11:00 – 11:15 am    Break

11:15am                 Split meetings (AL, ALA)        

** Breakfast will be provided – a $6 donation is requested.

DPAA Public Affairs Press Release

 December 12, 2018
At a ceremony conducted in Da Nang on December 11, 2018, Vietnamese officials repatriated to Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) representatives what are believed the remains of three Americans unaccounted-for from the Vietnam War.
DPAA Deputy Director for Operations Rear Admiral Jon Kreitz led the U.S. delegation that participated in the ceremony during which DPAA Detachment Two Commander Lt. Col Adam Points officially accepted the remains.The ceremony is part of a two day visit that Kreitz is making to Vietnam to commemorate the 30th anniversary of sustained United States-Vietnamese Joint Field Activities (JFAs) that officially began in September, 1988, to account for U.S. personnel missing from the Vietnam War.

“You Are Not Forgotten”

Tommy Cannon

Commander

Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard

Veterans’ Day November 10th and 11th

All official activities for Veterans’ Day will be Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th.

Join us for the parade at 10AM Saturday. Riding on the float is for members first come, first seated. Arrive early Saturday morning.

The Veterans’ Day meal for current members (paid up ID card required) will be an Italian Feast served in the main hall upstairs at 2PM. We’ll have the pasta, sauces, meatballs, sausage, bread and salad. Bring a side or a desert to share. If you have a family recipe for something we already have, that is welcome too. Those who have said they would help cook/serve, please arrive anytime after 8AM.

Sunday , Nov 11th at 11AM on Veterans Day, the American Legion Post 29 will hold a ceremony entitled “ Bells of Peace” at our post located at 921 Gresham Ave. NE, Marietta.  There will be ringing of the “Bells of Peace “ 25 times with a 5 second pause.  This ceremony commemorates and celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War One.   There will also be a short program.   The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Also Sunday Nov. 11th at 5 PM at our post there will be a flag retirement ceremony. This is also open to the public and we encourage you to bring American flags that are ready to be retired for proper disposal.   This event is being coordinated by the American Legion and the POW -MIA unit of post 29.

POW/MIA Updates 9/21/2018

The Department of Defense DPAA POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the return of (6) six U.S. service men to their families for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.
Army, 1st Lt Seymour P. Drovis of California,Company A, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, Lost on 07/07/1944—Accounted for on 09/04/2018—Achugo Village, Saipan Islands/WWII
 
Army Air Force, Staff Sgt Karl R. Loesche of New Jersey, 30th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, POW on 05/06/1942—Accounted for on 09/13/2018—Bataan Peninsula/WWII
 
Army, PVT Charles G. Kanaitobe of Oklahoma, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Lost on 07/10/1950—Accounted for on 09/13/2018—Chonui, South Korea
 
Navy, Seaman 1st Class Robert W. Headington of Michigan, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 08/06/2018— Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Army, Master Sgt Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana, 8th Cavalry Regiment Medical Company, Lost on 11/02/1950—Accounted for on 09/12/2018—Unsan, North Korea
 
Army, PFC William H. Jones of North Carolina, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Lost on 11/26/1950—Accounted for on 09/13/2018—Pakchon, North Korea
TOTAL TO DATE—157
WWII——————-115
KOREA—————-34
VIETNAM————–8
“You Are Not Forgotten”

POW/MIA Updates 9/14/2018

The monthly meeting of the POW/MIA team will be held at Post 29 tomorrow (9/15) at noon.
The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today the return of (8) eight U.S. servicemen to their families for burial with full military honors and bring closure for their loved ones.
Navy, Fireman 3rd Class Robert J. Bennett, 18, of Monova, Iowa, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 08/13/2018—Pearl Harbor/ WWII
 
Navy, Water Tender 2nd Class Clarence M. Lockwood, 21, Smitlton, Arkansas, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 07/03/2018—Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Navy, Seaman 1st Class James W. Holzhauer, 23, Virginia, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 07/12/1941—Accounted for on 08/27/2018—Pearl Harbor / WWII 
 
Navy, Radioman 3rd Class Bruce h. Ellison, 21, Poulsbo, Washington, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 08/27/2018—Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Marine Corps Reserve, PFC Leonard A. Tyma, 21, Dyer, Indiana, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Divison Fleet Marine Force, Lost on 11/20/1943—Accounted for on 08/06/2018—Tarawa Atoll/WWII
 
Army, Tech Sgt Robert J. Fitzgerrell, 32, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Company I,3rd Battalion, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, Lost on 01/30/1945—Accounted for on 09/04/2018—Huppenbroich, Germany/WWII
 
Army, PFC Fred W. Ashley of Idaho, Troop C, 2nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Group, POW on 05/04/1945—Accounted for on 08/27/2018—Paseka, Czechosvakia/WWII
 
Army, Sgt Eugene G. McBride, Nebraska, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, Lost on 01/30/1945—Accounted for on 09/10/2018—Huppenbroich, Germany/WWII
TOTAL TO DATE —151
WWII——————–112
KOREA——————31
VIETNAM—————-8
“You Are Not Forgotten”

POW/MIA Updates 8/31

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the return of (15) fifteen U. S. servicemen to their families this week for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.
Navy, Fireman 1st Class Albert U. Kane of Texas, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 08/09/2018, Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Navy, Fireman 1st Class Bert E. McKeeman of Iowa, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for 08/13/2018, Pearl Harbor/ WWII
 
Navy, Machinist Mate 2nd Class Archie T. Miles of Oregon, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for 07/26/2018, Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Navy, Fireman 2nd Class Carl D. Dorr of South Carolina, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 07/25/2018, Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Navy, Seaman 1st Class Hale McKissack of Texas, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 07/26/2018, Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Navy, Seaman 1st Class Wesley V. Jordon of Iowa, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 07/08/2018, Pearl Harbor/WWII
Navy, Fire Controlman Edward J. Shelden of Indiana, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 07/26/2018, Pearl Harbor /WWII
 
Navy, Seaman 1st Class Ricahrd L. Watson, 20, of Crossett, Arkansas, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 08/14/2018, Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Navy, Seaman 2nd Class Myron K. Lehman of South Dakota, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 08/09/2018, Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Navy, Radioman 3rd Class Dante S. Tini of Minnesota, USS Oklahoma, Lost On 12/07/2018—Accounted for on 08/13/2018, Pearl Harbor/WWII
 
Navy, Commander James B.Mills of California, Fighter Squadron Twenty One, Lost on 09/21/1966—Accounted for on 08/20/2018, North Vietnam
Navy Reserve, Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd Class William H. Blancheri of California, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Lost on 11/20/1943—Accounted for 08/14/2018—Tarawa Atoll/WWII
 
Marine Corps Reserve, Tech Sgt Harry A. Carlsen of California, Company A, 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Lost on 11/20/1943—Accounted for on 06/04/2018, Tarawa Atoll/WWII
 
Marine Corps, Captain Lester A. Schade of Wisconsin, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, POW on 04/01/1942—Accounted fo on 07/26/2018, Enoua Maru POW Ship/WWII
 
Marine Corps Reserve Staff Sgt Richard Murphy of District of Columbia, 6th Marine Regiment,2nd Marine Division, Lost on 06/15/1944—Accounted for on 07/25/2018,Red Beach,Saipan/WWII
TOTAL TO DATE —133
WWII———————96
KOREA——————29
VIETNAM—————–8
“You Are Not Forgotten”