Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Evans, J.)

Release No: 19-154 Aug. 21, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Army Pfc. Junior C. Evans, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 19, 2019.

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

In late 1950, Evans was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 12, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. However, accurate accountability of troops was often difficult due to the chaotic environment and Evans likely went missing during a battle between Nov. 27 and Dec. 6, 1950. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

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