17 Aug 2001 — Makin Atoll
A Marine intelligence officer killed during the Raid on Makin Island during World War II. He was hastily buried in an unmarked mass grave with other battle casualties by nearby residents and remained missing until a Joint Task Force Full Accounting team began investigating a potential burial site on the island. Advised of the location by island natives, including one claiming to be a member of the 1942 burial party, the team found the grave and began an excavation. The Central Identification Laboratory was able to recover his remains and identification tags, along with 18 other Marines. They were returned to the lab and identified in 2000. He was buried, along with 13 of his comrades, in Arlington National Cemetery on the 59th anniversary of the battle.