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Services set for West Virginia serviceman from World War II

Aug. 04, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

THOMAS, W.Va. (AP) — Services are set this week for a West Virginia service member who died during World War II. The remains of Navy Patternmaker 1st Class Stanislaw F. Drwall are set for burial in his hometown of Thomas in Tucker County, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting...

Families urge using new DNA tech to ID Pearl Harbor unknowns

Aug. 02, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — William Edward Mann enlisted in the Navy after graduating from high school in rural Washington state. A guitar player, he picked up the ukulele while stationed in Hawaii. He's been presumed dead since Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese planes bombed Pearl...

Remains of Michigan soldier who died in Korean War head home

Jul. 31, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

LESLIE, Mich. (AP) — The remains of a mid-Michigan soldier killed in combat during the Korean War will be returned to his hometown for burial after military scientists identified them seven decades after his death. The remains of U.S. Army Sgt. William Cavender, 20,...

Remains of Ohio marine killed in World War II identified

Jul. 30, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — The remains of a marine killed in fierce island fighting during World War II have been identified as an Ohio man. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said this week that Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Harold W. Hayden, 19, of Norwood, Ohio, was...

World War II remains identified as California Marine

Jul. 29, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Remains of a serviceman killed in a World War II battle in the Pacific have been identified as a Marine from California’s Central Coast, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday. Pfc. Royal L. Waltz, 20, of Cambria was accounted for...

Pearl Harbor casualty remains ID'd as California sailor

Jul. 23, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from California who was killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday. Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. Hudson, 39, of Stockton...

Washington man pleads guilty to wire fraud

Jul. 22, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver, Washington man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to wire fraud after embezzling more than $400,000 from his San Diego, California-based employer, according to federal prosecutors. Derick Jonathan Cameron, 37, worked as the...

Kentucky auditor: More oversight needed for jail contracts

Jul. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's county jails routinely awarded communications contracts without competitive bidding, the state auditor said Thursday in urging legislative action to better govern the contracting. Many Kentucky jails provide more than a traditional phone...

Seattle officer's overtime case shows gaps in monitoring

Jul. 09, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle civilian police watchdog group has found that an officer repeatedly worked over 90 hours a week and earned so much overtime that he was the highest-paid city employee one year at more than $400,000 — and none of his supervisors noticed. The...

Remains of Alabama sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified

Jul. 08, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sailor who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor nearly 80 years ago has been positively identified and will be buried in his hometown next month, the Pentagon said Wednesday. DNA testing and anthropological analysis were used...