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The status of Missing In Action is especially tragic to families of those so listed because there is no confirmation of loss and never any "closure." Over time, all "MIA's" are reclassified as "Declared dead----body not recovered." The United States maintains an on-going program searching crash sites and other locations for items that could be used to positively identify MIA's and bring their remains home for burial. US government policy is that "no combatant is left behind." Below are those Citadel Alumni believed to have been listed as Missing In Action/Unaccounted For in the conflict that they served and remain so today. It should be noted that Captain William Mauldin, Class of 1944 and shot down over Korea in 1951, was ID'd and returned home to Pickins, SC for burial in 2008.

 

ClassNameConflictRankBranchBattleDeath Date

1854

D.G. Fleming WBTS COL 22nd SC MIA, The Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, VA  7/30/1864
1859 William Mitchell WBTS COL 17th SC MIA, Petersburg, VA  6/18/1864
1864 J.D. Quattlebaum WBTS MAJ 7th SC MIA, The Battle of the Crater, Petersburg, VA  7/30/1864
1866 George Grant WBTS - 18th SC MIA, Bentonville, NC  3/21/1865
1912 William Nicholls WWI 2/Lt Britain MIA, Loos, Fr.  09/26/15
1931 William Francis Boyd WWII PVT USMC MIA Iwo Jima  02/27/45
1931 George Bryan French WWII TSGT USAAC MIA over North Africa  04/23/43
1931 Allard Barnwell Heyward WWII LDCR USN MIA D-Day, Normandy, France  06/06/44
1936 Claude Jackson Gasque, Jr. WWII ENS USNR Lost aboard USS Quincy (CA-39) at Guadalcanal  08/10/43
1938 Robert Cleveland Evins WWII LCDR USN MIA over South Pacific  06/17/44
1938 Jack Alger Mahony, Jr. WWII LT USN MIA Pacific  07/01/43
1939 Peter Nicholas Meros WWII LT USNR MIA Pacific  06/07/45
1939 Harry Ferrell Stallings, Jr. WWII 2LT USAAC MIA over Guam  04/16/45
1940 Joseph Plowden Cole WWII 2LT USAAC MIA over Australia  07/15/42
1940 Charles Herbert Cooper WWII 2LT USAAC MIA over Alaska  08/28/42
1940 William Haselden Ellerbe WWII MAJ USA MIA over Pacific  05/26/45
1940 Francis Vernon Lael WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over Italy  04/05/44
1940 Landon Dwight Long WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over Lashio, Burma  06/03/42
1940 Rufus Alexander Oliphant, Jr. WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over Europe  02/15/43
1940 Julius Elliot O'Neal Korea LTC USAF MIA over Inchon, South Korea  10/23/51
1940 James Goodlett Thornton, Jr. WWII CPT USA MIA Europe  09/14/44
1941 Richard Furman Dabbs WWII 2LT USMC MIA over Caribbean  09/15/42
1941 Herman John Gerdes, Jr. WWII ENS USN Lost aboard sub USS Robaco (SS-273)  07/02/44
1941 William Kirkland Stewart WWII MAJ USMC MIA Pacific  02/25/45
1941 Henry Purefoy Whitehurst, Jr. WWII ENS USN Lost aboard USS Astoria; DE-634 named for him  08/09/42
1942 William Gadsden Daniels WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over Germany  10/06/44
1942 Gilmer Herriott Holton, Jr. WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over Battle of Midway  06/07/42
1942 Robert Edward Poland WWII CPT USAAC MIA over Liberia, North Africa  04/04/43
1942 Hugh Corbin Rogers WWII CPT USAAC MIA over China  12/21/44
1942 Fred Burnham Shifflet, Jr. WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over Battle of the Bismark Sea  03/03/43
1943 Frederick William Beidelman, Jr. WWII LTJG USNR MIA Soloman Islands  10/26/44
1943 John Hobson Franks WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over Japan  12/31/44
1943 Robert Edward Murphy WWII 2LT USAAC MIA Rabaul, New Britain  11/02/43
1944 Enon Walter Harvey, Jr. WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over Bonin Islands  07/13/45
1944 Samuel Rigby Sprott, Jr. WWII 2LT USAAC MIA over Germany  03/20/44
1945 James Culpeper Hill, Jr. WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over Kawasakia, Japan  02/20/45
1945 Lucius Joseph Jumper WWII SSGT USAAC MIA over Pacific  01/02/45
1945 Joy McDowell Marriott, Jr. WWII S1C USN Lost aboard Sub USS Lagarto SS-371) off Malay  05/03/45
1945 John Mason Whiting Stulz WWII 1LT USAAC MIA over China/Burma/India Theater  08/01/45
1946 Richard Burns WWII     MIA over Southern France  09/01/44
1946 Ross L. Carmichael WWII PVT USA MIA Italy  02/23/44
1946 Jule Hancock, Jr. WWII SGT USAAC MIA over Yugoslavia  10/14/44

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1946

Henry Solomon

 

David Albert Robins

WWII

 

WWII

Sgt

 

1LT

USAAC

 

USAAC

MIA over Tokyo

 

MIA over Salsburg, Austria

03/10/45

 

07/21/44

1951 James Franklin Davis Korea 1LT USAF MIA over South Korea  05/10/53
1960 John Werner Carlson RVN CPT USAF MIA/Shot down over Tay Ninh, RVN  12/07/66
1961 James Terry Jackson RVN MAJ USAF MIA/Shot down over Laos  03/23/72
1963 Richard Mershon Milikin, III RVN 1LT USAF MIA/Shot down over North Vietnam  08/20/66
1967 Glenn Richard Cook RVN 1LT USAF MIA/Shot down over Ninh Thuan, RVN  10/21/69
1969 Carter Avery Howell RVN CPT USAF MIA/Shot down over Saravane, Laos  03/07/72
1969 Robert Francis Scherdin RVN SSG USA MIA/Ground, Cambodia  12/29/68