Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Brown, W.)

Release No: 19-209 Oct. 25, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. William L. Brown, 18, of Benton, Illinois, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Oct. 17, 2019.

(Official DoD release will be updated following the primary next of kin briefing.)

In late 1950, Brown was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action Dec. 2, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.

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Brown’s personnel profile can be viewed at