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Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Riggs, H.)

Release No: 19-047 March 26, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Army Pfc. Herschel M. Riggs, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on March 21, 2019.

(Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.)

In July 1950, Riggs was an infantryman with Headquarters Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, involved in combat actions against North Korean forces near Taejon, South Korea. Riggs was declared missing in action on July 16, 1950, when he could not be accounted for by his unit. Following numerous battlefield searches, the American Graves Registration Service was unable to locate Riggs’ remains and he was declared deceased on July 31, 1953.

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