Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Burchfield, R.)

Release No: 19-197 Oct. 1, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. 1st Class Riley Burchfield, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 3, 2019.

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

In late 1950, Burchfield was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was captured by enemy forces near Kunu-ri, North Korea on Nov. 26, 1950. He reportedly died while in custody of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces, at Prisoner of War Camp 5, in February 1951.

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