POW/MIA Korean War, BROOKS
- I received the following from my BROOKS list. While the gentleman is
seeking help with a BROOKS soldier, he left a URL to more of those who
didn't return. If you have a family member who was in war since WWII and
never returned, check out the following.
Message Board Post:
I am searching for the family of a soldier who was killed in the Korea War.
When he entered service he gave Fairfax County, Virginia as his home of
record. His remains were never recovered.
Soldier: WILLIAM PAYNE BROOKS
Born: October 24, 1929, Black
Date of loss: October 19, 1952, Missing in Action (MIA)
When the Korean War ended the enemy never returned or accounted for over
8,000 of our servicemen. They died in their hands. That was over 50 years
ago. Since that time DNA has been perfected and also they are recovering
remains in North Korea. Our government is obligated to return those remains
to the proper family. DNA samples have been obtained from most of the
families of these missing soldiers. For various reasons some families have
not been located. The Brooks family is one of those missing.
When the remains are recovered and identified they will be returned to the
family for proper burial. I am just an old (76 years) Combat Veteran out of
the Korean War and thankful that I did return. I consider this a very noble
cause and I hope that you can help in some way to find this family. For more
information on the project you may go to http://www.jpac.pacom.mil/. My part
in the program is to match up the lost families with the proper agency.
I will be grateful for any assistance in locating this family.
40th Infantry Division