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Wishing everyone a blessed Resurrection Sunday...

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From: Moe Moyer - Honor, Release, Return
Welcome HOME Corporal Kelly!

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From: Duus, Kristen L SSG USARMY DPAA EC (US)
Sent: 6 April, 2017 08:32
Subject: Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified (Kelly)

Dear Sir/Ma'am,

Army Cpl. Daniel F. Kelly, missing from the Korean War, has now been identified.

The Story: In late November 1950, Kelly was a member of C Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, when his unit was ordered to advance as part of preparations for an offensive to push the North Koreans to the Yala River. By the night of November 25, the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF) had begun relentless attacks which continued throughout the night and into the next morning. After the battle, it was determined that Kelly became Missing in Action on Nov. 26, 1950.

In 2002, a joint U.S. and Korean People's Army recovery team conducted operations in North Korea, recovering possible remains.
Laboratory analysis and circumstantial evidence were used in the
identification of his remains. Interment services are pending.

For more information on DPAA please visit our website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or call 703-699-1008.

~Fulfilling Our Nation's Promise~
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From the Desk of Moe Moyer:
Welcome HOME Master Sargent Durakovich!


-----Original Message---
From: Duus, Kristen L SSG USARMY DPAA EC (US)
Sent: 3 April, 2017 09:45
Subject: LOCAL CONNECTION: Indiana Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

Dear Editor,

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has accounted for Army Master Sgt.Joseph Durakovich, 30, of Gary, Indiana, unaccounted for from the Korean War.

He will be buried April 10 in Arlington National Cemetery. The Department of Defense has the attached photo of Durakovich on file.

The Story: In late November 1950, Durakovich was a member of Company G, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, establishing a defensive position in Pongmyong-ni east of Kuni-ri, North Korea, when they were attacked by the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF). The Americans were continually attacked as they withdrew along the main supply route to Samso-ri, and they
encountered a roadblock they could not break through. Following the battle, Durakovich could not be accounted for and was reported missing in action on Durakovich's name did not appear on any POW list provided by the CPVF or the North Korean People's Army, and no returning American POWs provided any
information concerning Durakovich as a possible prisoner of war. Based on this information, a military review board amended his status to deceased in1953.

In August and September 2002, a Joint U.S. and Korean People's Army recovery team conducted a Joint Recovery Operation at a site in Ung Bong, Village, North Korea, based on information provided by two Korean witnesses. The site was approximately 30 kilometers from where Durakovich was last seen. During the excavation, the team recovered material evidence and possible
human remains.

To identify Durakovich's remains, scientists from DPAA and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory used mitochondrial and Y-chromosome short tandem repeat DNA analysis, which matched a niece and grandson, as well as dental and anthropological analysis, which matched his records, and
circumstantial evidence.

Today, 7,755 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. Using modern technology, identifications continue to be made from remains that were previously returned by North Korean officials or recovered from North Korea by American recovery teams.

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA.
website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa
or call (703) 699-1420.

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April's Featured Videos, now posted to Front Page of Ann Wolf Music Website; this month's focus is on Former POW Day, Hopi Code Talker Recognition Day, & Easter (Resurrection Sunday.)

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MOVING VIDEO - WATCH & LEARN MORE AND THEN JOIN AMERICANS IN WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA COMMEMORATIONS AT A VETERANS CEMETERY NEAR YOU - SAT. DEC 17 - NOON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7SoiqoT1is

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Invite Chaplain, Songwriter & Recording Artist Ann M. Wolf to your event to narrate the KIA/POW/MIA Ceremony in person.

Read More: https://www.annwolfmusic.org/ann-at-your-event/

Contact Ann: http://www.annmwolf.com/
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WATCH SPECIAL VIDEO: Moving narration (By Ann M. Wolf) is set to stirring music, featuring historic images including that of her beloved friend, Vietnam Veteran & Ex POW, Bill Robinson, (currently the Commander of American Ex-Prisoners of War - Smokey Mountain Chapter.) This version of "The Missing Man Table," describes a single "Missing Man" who represents all of the captured and missing from all conflicts. A tradition at most important military and patriot functions, this ceremony explains one interpretation of the meaning and significance of each article on the Table & takes the viewer deep into the world of the POW/MIA issue.
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