Military Brotherhood Fuels Efforts to Find and Identify Unaccounted Veterans
November 10, 2022
For 72 years, Cpl. David Defibaugh of Duncansville rested as an unknown in a grave at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii, known as the Punchbowl. Defibaugh was killed in the Korean War in 1950 but was listed as unknown until the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) positively identified his remains this year. For more than seven decades Defibaugh was among the nearly 82,000 Americans still unaccounted for from World War II through the Gulf Wars.
More than 400,000 Americans were killed in World War II and by the time the war ended in 1945, approximately 79,000 were u...