Missing service members accounted for at American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries in April 2023.

Bronze rosettes are placed next to the names of U.S. service members at American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries across the world on an ongoing basis, signifying that these individuals, previously listed as missing in action, have now been accounted for.

During the month of April 2023, a rosette was placed beside the following individual’s name:

  • U.S. Army Air Forces SSgt. Edgar Mills of Florida, who served as an armorer gunner on B-17G, aircraft number 42-97584, with the 816th Bomber Squadron (Heavy), 483d Bomber Group (Heavy), 15th Air Force, based at Sterparone, Italy. He was killed in action when his bomber was shot down July 18, 1944, during a mission to Memmingen, Germany. Mills is memorialized on the Walls of the Missing at the Epinal American Cemetery in France.

The ABMC’s mission is to honor the service of the U.S. Armed Forces by creating and maintaining memorial sites, commemorating their service and sacrifice, and facilitating the education of their legacy to future generations. ABMC works closely with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to help achieve the fullest possible accounting of missing Americans from the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and World War II.

A bronze rosette placed near SSgt. Edgar Mills’ name on the Wall of the Missing at Epinal American Cemetery in France to indicate he has been accounted for. Credits: ABMC