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Old 05-16-2022, 09:52 AM
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Arrow VFW MIA Update(s):

VFW MIA Update(s): 05-16-22

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting
Agency announced two burial updates for service
members who have been missing and unaccountedfor from World War II and Korea.
Returning home for burial with full military honors are:

01. Navy Seaman 1st Class John R. Melton, 23, of
Liberty, Mississippi, was assigned to the battleship
USS West Virginia, which was moored at Ford Island,
Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by
Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS West
Virginia sustained multiple torpedo hits, but timely
counter-flooding measures by the crew kept it from
capsizing. The attack on the ship resulted in the
deaths of 106 crewmen, including Melton. He will be
buried in Glister, Mississippi, on July 9, 2022. Read
about Melton.

02. Army Cpl. Lawrence L. Brown, 21, of Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, was assigned to Company M, 3rd
Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry
Division. He was captured on Nov. 26, 1950, after his
unit was attacked by the Chinese People’s Volunteer
Forces. Brown was reported as a POW in Camp #5,
but his exact date of death could not be determined at
that time. He will be buried in Prairieville, Louisiana,
on a date yet to be determined. Read about Brown

Welcome Home Men - May you now Rest In Peace
on American soil. We thank you for your service
and sacrafice during your time in service.
We also send our respects to your Family & Friends
your home now that's what really counts.

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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