Tarawa Unknowns

X-117

ABOVE IS A PHOTO OF THE GRAVE MARKER FOR “SCHOFIELD UNKNOWN X-117”  TAKEN BY CHIEF STONE AT THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC (PUNCHBOWL) IN HONOLULU, HAWAII.   FOUNDATION RESEARCHERS STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS THE GRAVE MARKER FOR PFC JACK JUNIOR FOX, WHO WAS THE FIRST OF THE PUNCHBOWL TARAWA “UNKNOWNS” TO BE OFFICIALLY IDENTIFIED IN APRIL 2017.  OVER ONE YEAR LATER, DESPITE AN OFFICIAL FOIA REQUEST, DPAA REFUSES TO CONFIRM THAT X-117 WAS PFC FOX.

At the Department of Defense, Rick Stone served as the Deputy Chief of the World War II Research and Investigation Branch, J-2 Intelligence Directorate, and was the primary investigator assigned to the cases of American servicemen listed as “Unresolved” from the Battle of Tarawa. Chief Stone employed a system he had created during his law enforcement career called “RISC” (Random Incident Statistical Correlations) to correlate multiple statistical and historical datasets on unidentified casualties from the Battle of Tarawa.  

If you are a family member of one of the over 400 American heroes who are still listed as missing or “Unresolved” from the Battle of Tarawa, you may contact the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation for a comprehensive “Family Report” designed specifically for your lost serviceman with information regarding any possible match to those interred as an “Unknown” in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our Foundation has completed over 380 individual “Family Reports” for family members of missing American servicemen. 

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At the Department of Defense, Chief Stone utilized the RISC System in completing official Investigative Reports on 93 bodies, or portions of bodies, buried as an “Unknown” in the Punchbowl and one unidentified casualty that was buried at sea. Research resulted in lists of names being developed for the three standard investigative categories in each of the 94 cases investigated:

1) Possible Matches

2) Probable Matches

3) Most Likely Matches

Each list was progressively refined by investigation from Possible Matches, down to Probable Matches, until the smallest number of Most Likely Matches was obtained.  

THE ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS PREPARED AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAVE BEEN CONTINUALLY UPDATED BY FOUNDATION RESEARCHERS AND INVESTIGATORS AS NEW INFORMATION HAS BEEN UNCOVERED THAT WAS NOT ORIGINALLY AVAILABLE.  NEW FORENSIC INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN APPLIED THAT ARE BEYOND THE CAPABILITIES OF THE DEFENSE POW/MIA ACCOUNTING AGENCY (DPAA) LABORATORY AND TECHNOLOGIES UTILIZED THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO THE “NON-PROFIT” GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS WHO RECEIVE MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS ANNUALLY TO RECOVER REMAINS OF MIA’S. 

When the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced in October 2016 that it was finally acting on the recommendations to disinter and identify the Tarawa Unknowns from the Punchbowl, each updated Investigative Report on the Tarawa Unknowns was again offered to the Department of Defense to aid in the identification process.   While the disinterment’s of the Tarawa Unknowns was completed in May 2017, the Department of Defense refuses our offers of assistance and so far has made only a small fraction of identifications.

Regarding the recovery and identification of MIAs on Tarawa, our Foundation strongly believes that the family members of a MIA should be notified immediately by the Department of Defense when an identification is made AND that the family members be immediately given the basic information regarding the location of the recovery such as the X-file Number in the case of “Unknowns” or the DPAA Lab Accession Number of the recovery if found in the field.

Currently, the Department of Defense initially notifies family members when an identification is made but does not provide specific information on recovery location until a full briefing is scheduled months and sometimes years in the future.  DPAA has an internal policy which prevents the release of recovery location until this full briefing is completed.  This policy is a clear violation of the Freedom of Information Act and provides no useful purpose other than to impede independent researchers.  To understand how absurd the DPAA policy is, when no family member can be found to be briefed DPAA simply refuses to release the recovery location to ANYONE at any time in the future.

Department of Defense researchers, including members of DPAA, are invited to contact us at any time to request an updated copy of the entire Investigative Report on any of the specific unknowns listed below who they have been unable to identify.

Currently, there are 433 “Unresolved” casualties from the Battle of Tarawa.  This number includes a casualty who is listed in Department of Defense records as both “Resolved – Buried at Sea” and “Unresolved – Buried in Cemetery 33 but not recovered”.  Below is a synopsis of case specific research of each Tarawa Unknown previously buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl):

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-1

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 30, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 20, 2016

Summary: Investigative research indicates that Unknown Schofield Mausoleum #1: X-1 is not an American “unresolved” casualty from the Battle of Tarawa and is most likely a Japanese combatant or a Korean laborer killed during the battle.  Repatriation recommended.

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-3

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On May 19, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that CPL Henry Andregg, Jr. was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.  At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, CPL Andregg was a “Probable Match” to X-3 .  Investigative research by the Foundation found unexplainable discrepancies in CPL Andregg’s dental profile that could not be reconciled with the original anthropologist’s examination of X-3.  An official FOIA request was filed on 25 May 2017 for CPL Andregg’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 30, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 7, 2016

DPAA’s assessment of match to X-3:

ANDREGG HENRY JR CPL 387337

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-5

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On December 4, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Lyle Ellis Charpilloz was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.  At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PFC Charpilloz was a “Most Likely Match” to X-5 .  Investigative research by the Foundation strongly indicated that PFC Charpilloz was X-5.  On February 10, 2018 PFC Charpilloz’ family confirmed his identification as X-5.  An official FOIA request was filed on 5 December 2017 for PFC Charpilloz’ identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents. 

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 31, 2012

Most Recent Update:  December 16, 2017

Family’s confirmation of the match to X-5:

CHARPILLOZ LYLE ELLIS PFC 315407

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-6

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 3, 2012

Most Recent Update:  December 16, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-12

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 3, 2011

Most Recent Update:  March 26, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-13

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 7, 2012

Most Recent Update:  March 26, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-14

X-014

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On March 23, 2018, the Department of Defense announced that Captain George Van Vleet, Jr. was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.  Captain Van Vleet was a “Most Likely Match” to X-14 in the original case investigation on 9 February 2012.  The date of Captain Van Vleet’s death was even inscribed on the grave marker of Unknown X-14.  This was one of Chief Stone’s most frustrating cases at JPAC because this obvious important clue to solving the identity of Unknown X-14 was COMPLETELY ignored by JPAC/DPAA.  Investigative research by Chief Stone and the Foundation strongly indicated that Captain Van Vleet is X-14.  An official FOIA request was filed on 23 March 2018 for Captain Van Vleet’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents. 

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  June 18, 2016

The Foundation’s assessment of match to X-14:

VAN VLEET GEORGE JR CAPT 917892

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-15

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 8, 2011

Most Recent Update:  March 26, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-16

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 17, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 28, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 12 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-17

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 18, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 28, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-20

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 28, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 14 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-21

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 18, 2012

Most Recent Update:  November 6, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-25

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 19, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 26, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-28

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 22, 2012

Most Recent Update:  October 2, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-32

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On May 3, 2018, the Department of Defense announced that PFC William Franklin Cavin was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   On 14 June 2018, DPAA confirmed that PFC Cavin had been identified as X-32.  Investigative research by the Foundation found major unexplainable discrepancies in PFC Cavin’s height, age, hair color, and shoe size profile that could not be reconciled with the original anthropologist’s examination of X-32.  An official FOIA request was filed on 3 May 2018 for PFC Cavin’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents. 

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 24, 2012

Most Recent Update:  November 6, 2017

DPAA’s assessment of match to X-32:

CAVIN WILLIAM FRANKLIN PFC 316412

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-35

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On September 28, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PVT John Merrill Tillman was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PVT Tillman was a “Most Likely Match” to X-35.   Investigative research by the Foundation strongly indicated that PVT Tillman was X-35.  On 31 October 2017, DPAA confirmed that PVT Tillman was X-35.  An official FOIA request was filed on 28 September 2017 for PVT Tillman’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 25, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 4, 2017

DPAA’s confirmation of the match to X-35:

TILLMAN JOHN MERRILL PVT 326800

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-37

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 28, 2012

Most Recent Update:  April 21, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-44

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On June 16, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PVT Archie William Newell was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PVT Newell was a “Probable Match” to X-44.   Investigative research by the Foundation found unexplainable discrepancies in PVT Newell’s dental profile that could not be reconciled with the original anthropologist’s examination of X-44.   An official FOIA request was filed on 30 June 2017 for PVT Newell’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 26, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 24, 2016

DPAA’s assessment of match to X-44:

NEWELL ARCHIE WILLIAM PVT 394552

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-49

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On July 14, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that CPL Anthony George Guerriero was identified but did not list him as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   CPL Guerriero was a “Most Likely Match” to X-49 at the time of Chief Stone’s original JPAC investigation on March 12, 2012 . At the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, CPL Guerriero remained a “Most Likely Match” to X-49.   News media reports in November 2017 confirmed that X-49 was identified as CPL Guerriero.  An official FOIA request was filed on 14 July 2017 for CPL Guerriero’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 15, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 10, 2016

The Foundation’s assessment of match to X-49:

GUERRIERO ANTHONY GEORGE CPL 281246

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-54

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 16, 2012

Most Recent Update:  June 11, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-55

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 29, 2012

Most Recent Update:  June 27, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 15 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-57

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: February 29, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 25, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 20 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-60

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 1, 2012

Most Recent Update:  November 6, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 22 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-66

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 1, 2012

Most Recent Update:  December 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-67

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 18, 2012

Most Recent Update:  January 11, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-70

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 22, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 29, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-74

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 23, 2012

Most Recent Update:  December 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-77

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 23, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 29, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-79

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 24, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 29, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-82

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 26, 2012

Most Recent Update:  January 11, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-83

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 26, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 28, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-84

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 29, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 28, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-85B

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 31, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 29, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 19 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-87

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On September 14, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Harold Vernon Thomas was identified but did not list him as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   PFC Thomas was a “Possible Match” to X-87 at the time of Chief Stone’s original JPAC investigation on March 31, 2012 . At the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PFC Thomas was upgraded to a “Most Likely Match” to X-87 based on investigative research using new techniques and information not available at JPAC/DPAA.  On 16 November 2017, DPAA confirmed that PFC Thomas was X-87.  An official FOIA request was filed on 14 September 2017 for PFC Thomas’ identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: March 31, 2012

Most Recent Update:  November 8, 2016

DPAA’s confirmation of match to X-87:

THOMAS HAROLD VERNON PFC 318409

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-89

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On September 13, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that SGT William David Ball Jr. was identified but did not list him as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   SGT Ball was a “Most Likely Match” to X-89 at the time of Chief Stone’s original JPAC investigation on April 2, 2012 . At the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, SGT Ball remained a “Most Likely Match” to X-89.   DPAA confirmed on November 9, 2017 that X-89 was SGT William David Ball, Jr.  An official FOIA request was filed on 14 September 2017 for SGT Ball’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 2, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 12, 2017

DPAA confirmation of match to X-89:

BALL WILLIAM DAVID Jr. SGT 350129

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-91

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 3, 2012

Most Recent Update:  April 1, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-98

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 3, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 30, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-99

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 1, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 30, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 1 MOST LIKELY MATCH. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-100

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On September 8, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PVT George Frank Patrick was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of Chief Stone’s original investigation at JPAC, PVT Patrick was a “Most Likely Match” to X-100.   At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case, PVT Patrick was one of only two most likely matches to X-100.   On 13 October 2017, DPAA confirmed that PVT Patrick was X-100.  An official FOIA request was filed on 9 September 2017 for PVT Patrick’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 4, 2011

Most Recent Update:  October 14, 2016

DPAA’s confirmation of match to X-100:

PATRICK GEORGE FRANK PVT 474918

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-103

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 5, 2011

Most Recent Update:  November 9, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #2: X-104A

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 6, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 30, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 7 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #2: X-104B

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed:  April 6, 2012

Most Recent Update:  July 30, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 33 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-111

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 7, 2011

Most Recent Update:  October 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-115

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On November 29, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that 1st SGT David Harvey Quinn was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.  1st SGT Quinn was a “Most Likely Match” to X-115 at the time of Chief Stone’s original JPAC investigation on November 8, 2011.  At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, 1st SGT Quinn was one of only two “Most Likely Matches” to X-115 .  DPAA confirmed on 10 January 2018 that 1st SGT Quinn was X-115.   An official FOIA request was filed on 22 November 2017 for 1st SGT Quinn’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 8, 2011

Most Recent Update:  October 14, 2017

DPAA’s confirmation of match to X-115:

QUINN DAVID HARVEY 1 SGT 304563

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-116

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On May 19, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Sam John Kourkos was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.  At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PFC Kourkos was one of only five “Most Likely Matches” to X-116 .  On 28 September 2017, DPAA confirmed that PFC Kourkos was X-116.  An official FOIA request was filed on 25 May 2017 for PFC Kourkos’ identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  November 22, 2016

DPAA’s confirmation of match to X-116:

KOURKOS SAM JOHN PFC 426670

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-117

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On April 4, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Jack Junior Fox was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation. PFC Fox was one of only two “Most Likely Matches” to X-117.   Investigative research by the Foundation strongly indicates that X-117 is PFC Jack Junior Fox.  An official FOIA request was filed on 5 April 2017 for PFC Fox’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 11, 2011

Most Recent Update:  February 17, 2017

Foundation assessment of match to X-117:

FOX JACK JUNIOR PFC 498327

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-118

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  October 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-123

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 16, 2011

Most Recent Update:  November 8, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-130

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 21, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 26, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 16 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-131

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 21, 2011

Most Recent Update:  April 1, 2018

Summary:  Investigative research indicates 192 possible matches of “Unresolved” Tarawa casualties to Unknown X-131.  From these, there are 121 probable matches and 82 most likely matches.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-136

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 23, 2011

Most Recent Update:  December 13, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 12 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-140

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 23, 2011

Most Recent Update: December 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 8 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-144

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 24, 2011

Most Recent Update: August 2, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-150

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On October 17, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that SGT Elden William Grimm was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation. SGT Grimm was one of only two “Most Likely Matches” to X-150.   On 24 April 2018, DPAA confirmed that X-150 was SGT Elden William Grimm.  An official FOIA request was filed on 18 October 2017 for SGT Grimm’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 22, 2011

Most Recent Update: November 8, 2016

DPAA confirmation of match to X-150:

GRIMM ELDEN WILLIAM SGT 329501

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-152

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 28, 2011

Most Recent Update: November 8, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-153

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On July 21, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PVT Alberic Maurice Blanchette had been identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   On August 8, 2017, DPAA confirmed that PVT Blanchette was X-153.  At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PVT Blanchette was a “Possible Match” to X-153.   Investigative research by the Foundation found unexplainable discrepancies in PVT Blanchette’s age profile that could not be reconciled with the original anthropologist’s examination of X-153.  An official FOIA request was filed on 22 July 2017 for PVT Blanchette’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 6, 2011

Most Recent Update: February 26, 2017

DPAA’s assessment of match to X-153:

BLANCHETTE ALBERIC MAURICE PVT 350357

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-154

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 7, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 26, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 11 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-155

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 12, 2011

Most Recent Update:  December 13, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-162

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 14, 2011

Most Recent Update:  October 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-163

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On June 20, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Ray James was identified but did not list him as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   PFC James was a “Most Likely Match” to X-163 at the time of Chief Stone’s original JPAC investigation on August 9, 2011.   On 12 July 2017, DPPA confirmed that X-163 was PFC Ray James.  An official FOIA request was filed on 330 June 2017 for PFC James’ identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update: February 10, 2017

DPAA’s confirmation of match to X-163:

JAMES RAY   PFC 500780

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-166

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On October 20, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Arnold Junior Harrison was identified but did not list him as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   PFC Harrison was a “Most Likely Match” to X-166 at the time of the Foundation updated investigation of the case.   DPAA confirmed on December 11, 2017 that X-166 was PFC Arnold Junior Harrison.  An official FOIA request was filed on 21 October 2017 for PFC Harrison’s  identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  November 11, 2017

DPAA’s Confirmation of match to X-166:

HARRISON ARNOLD JUNIOR PFC 483060

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-168

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On September 8, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Manuel Menendez was identified but did not list him as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   PFC Menendez was a “Most Likely Match” to only one “Unknown” in the Punchbowl:  X-168.  DPAA confirmed on September 28, 2017 that X-168 was PFC Manuel Menendez.  An official FOIA request was filed on 9 September 2017 for PFC Menendez’ identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 5, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 20, 2016

DPAA’s confirmation of match to X-168:

MENENDEZ MANUEL   PFC 474087

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-184

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: November 2, 2011

Most Recent Update:  April 22, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-191

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 29, 2011

Most Recent Update: June 11, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-193

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 14, 2011

Most Recent Update: December 16, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 8 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

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CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-198

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  February 22, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-201

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On February 21, 2018, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Joe Lukie was identified but did not indicate which “Unknown” he was recovered from in the Punchbowl.   PFC Lukie was a “Most Likely Match” to only one “Unknown” in the Punchbowl:  X-201.   On August 1, 2018, DPAA confirmed that PFC Lukie was X-201.  An official FOIA request was filed on 21 February 2018 for PFC Lukie’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 19, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 25, 2016

DPAA’s confirmation of match to X-201:

LUKIE JOE   PFC 465289

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-203

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 9, 2011

Most Recent Update: September 12, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 2 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-206

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On July 17, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PVT Joseph Carmine Carbone was identified but did not indicate he was an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   PVT Carbone was a “Most Likely Match” to only one “Unknown” in the Punchbowl:  X-206.   On 21 August 2017, DPAA confirmed that X-206 was PVT Joseph Carmine Carbone.  An official FOIA request was filed on 22 July 2017 for PVT Carbone’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 11, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 25, 2016

DPAA’s confirmation of match to X-206:

CARBONE JOSEPH CARMINE PVT 517499

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-209

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 9, 2011

Most Recent Update:  August 4, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-210

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On September 8, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that ACK Frank Louis Masoni was identified but did not indicate he was an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, ACK Masoni was a “Probable Match” to X-210.   On 28 September 2017, DPAA confirmed that X-210 was ACK Frank Louis Masoni.  An official FOIA request was filed on 9 September 2017 for ACK Masoni’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 21, 2011

Most Recent Update:  December 29, 2016

DPAA’s Confirmation of match to X-210:

MASONI FRANK LOUIS ACK 478412

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-211

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 20, 2011

Most Recent Update:  April 22, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 9 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-217

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 19, 2011

Most Recent Update:  August 4, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-224

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On February 1, 2018, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Jack Harvey Krieger was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s last update in this case investigation, PFC Krieger was one of only two “Most Likely Matches” to X-224.   On 20 April 2018, DPAA confirmed that X-224 was PFC Jack Harvey Krieger.  An official FOIA request was filed on 2 February 2018 for PFC Krieger’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 16, 2011

Most Recent Update:  December 31, 2017

DPAA’s  confirmation of match to X-224:

KRIEGER JACK HARVEY PFC 371423

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-227

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 13, 2011

Most Recent Update:  April 23, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 5 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-228

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 12, 2011

Most Recent Update:  December 17, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-230

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 16, 2011

Most Recent Update:  November 15, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 7 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-231

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: None 

Most Recent Update:  July 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 56 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-234

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  November 15, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-239

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: August 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  July 20, 2016

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-244

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 5, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 13, 2016

Summary: Investigative research indicates that Unknown Schofield Mausoleum #1: X-244 is not an American “unresolved” casualty from the Battle of Tarawa and is most likely a Japanese combatant or a Korean laborer killed during the battle.

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-247

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  August 7, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 10 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-251

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 14, 2011

Most Recent Update:  August 7, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 14 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-265

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 13, 2011

Most Recent Update:  October 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 3 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-267

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 14, 2011

Most Recent Update:  November 15, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-273

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 14, 2011

Most Recent Update:  October 14, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 6 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-275

FINAL IDENTIFICATION: On July 14, 2017, the Department of Defense announced that PFC Raymond Clark Snapp was identified as an “Unknown” recovered from the Punchbowl.   At the time of the Foundation’s update in this case investigation, PFC Snapp was a “Most Likely Match” to X-275.   On 8 August 2017, DPAA confirmed that X-275 was PFC Raymond Clark Snapp.  An official FOIA request was filed on 14 July 2017 for PFC Cavin’s identification reports and DPAA has yet to provide the documents.

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 15, 2011

Most Recent Update:  June 22, 2017

DPAA’s confirmation of match to X-275:

SNAPP RAYMOND CLARK CPL 322665

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-277

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: December 16, 2011

Most Recent Update:  June 11, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 15 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-278

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 27, 2012

Most Recent Update:  December 12, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 16 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #1: X-280

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: January 28, 2012

Most Recent Update:  August 2, 2018

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 9 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #2: X-281

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  March 17, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 8 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN SCHOFIELD MAUSOLEUM #2: X-282

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: April 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  April 24, 2018

Summary: Investigative research indicates 352 possible matches of “Unresolved” Tarawa casualties to Unknown Schofield Mausoleum #2: X-282.  From these, there are 148 probable matches.

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN CILHI 0003-79

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: September 30, 2011

Most Recent Update:  January 19, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 4 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

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CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN CILHI 0002-80

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: October 5, 2011

Most Recent Update:  March 8, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 1 MOST LIKELY MATCH. 

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH: UNKNOWN JAPAN XJ-1323 & XJ-1323A thru XJ-1323G

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed:  July 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  October 17, 2017

Summary: Investigative research indicates that the remains of eight individuals were recovered on Tarawa in 1963/1964 and buried together in Grave 815-A in the Punchbowl.  JPAC/DPAA has repeatedly stated they have no information on the anthropological examination of these remains other than the Punchbowl burial record.  Using historical correlations ONLY without any biometric information on the remains, Foundation researchers have determined that there are 53 possible matches of “Unresolved” Tarawa casualties to these eight unknowns.

 

 

CASE SPECIFIC RESEARCH:  UNKNOWN “WM” – Buried at Sea

Date JPAC Investigative Report completed: July 9, 2012

Most Recent Update:  September 13, 2017

Summary:  Current Foundation research indicates 15 MOST LIKELY MATCHES. 

 

 

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