Soldier Captured During Korean War Accounted For, (Harkness, H.)

By | November 08, 2017

Army Sgt. 1st Class Harry E. Harkness, captured during the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

On In November 1950, Harkness was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, participating in combat actions against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in the vicinity of Unsan, North Korea. Harkness was reported missing in action as of Nov. 2, 1950 when he could not be accounted for by his unit.

Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Harkness’ name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the other MIAs from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

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