Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Ebert, L.)

Release No: 19-113 July 9, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Army Pvt. Laurel W. Ebert, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 1, 2019.

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

On Nov. 26, 1942, Ebert was a member of Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, serving as part of a nine-person patrol to find and silence an enemy machine gun position somewhere west of the Sanananda Track in the Cape Killerton area of the Australian Territory of Papua (present-day Papua New Guinea.) Six members of the patrol, including Ebert, failed to return following the mission. He was subsequently listed as missing in action.

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