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

Release No: 19-179 Sept. 12, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Army Cpl. Joe T. Avant, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 10, 2019.

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

In late 1950, Avant was a member of Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. His unit was engaged in intense fighting with the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces, near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950, when he could not be accounted for by his unit. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

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