Marine Accounted For From Korean War (Crawford, G.)

Release No: 19-116 July 11, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Grady J. Crawford, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for May 17, 2019.

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

In late November 1950, Crawford was a member of Battery M, 4th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, serving in North Korea. He was last seen engaged in combat operations at Yudam-ni, West Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, on Dec. 1, 1950. No lists provided by the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces or Korean People’s Army showed Crawford as a prisoner of war and no returning American prisoners reported to have any information on his status. Absent evidence of continued survival, the Department of the Navy declared him deceased as of Oct. 30, 1953.

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