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PVT Archie William Newell
Fri Jun 30, 2017 16:25
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PVT Archie William Newell, U.S. Marine Corps, C Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, was killed by gunshot wounds on 20 November 1943 on Tarawa. In November 2011, Chief Stone, while a member of the Department of Defense, submitted reports to JPAC using the RISC System noting PVT Newell as a probable match to five "Unknowns" in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) and recommended disinterment and identification. The Foundation later received a request for a “Family Report” from PVT Newell’s family which was forwarded on 15 April 2013. Continued investigation by the Foundation uncovered additional information to update the report to include PVT Newell as a most likely match to only three “Unknowns”. DPAA finally acted on Chief Stone's original 2011 recommendations and began exhumation of the "Unknowns" from the Punchbowl in October 2016. PVT Newell was recovered from the Punchbowl and his identification was officially announced on 12 June 2017.

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