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IFPTE Members Help to Lay a Soldier to Rest...75 Years After His Passing

IFPTE Local 121 represented members employed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) helped to make history recently by properly identifying Petty Officer 3rd Class Samuel Warwick Crowder, who died on December 7, 1941 during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

After 75-plus years of being ‘lost’, Crowder will finally be laid to rest, with full military honors, which would not have been possible without the work of IFPTE represented DPAA employed members whose mission is to, “provide the fullest possible accounting for our mission personnel from past conflict to their families and the nation.”

DPAA searches around the globe for missing soldiers who served in past conflicts, including World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, both Gulf Wars and the Cold War. Jamie Hiranaka, President of IFPTE Local 121 commented that, “the incredible work that DPAA workers do on behalf of the nation and the families of the missing is truly amazing, and serves as a shining example of the extraordinary service federal employees give to our nation each and every day. Local 121 is pleased that Petty Officer Crowder will finally be laid to rest, and his family will have the closure that comes along with it.”

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