Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Lacsamana, M.)

Release No: 19-229 Nov. 20, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Sgt. Maximiano T. Lacsamana, 37, of the Philippines, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 30, 2019.

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

In late 1950, Lacsamana, a veteran of the Philippine Scouts during World War II, was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in intense fighting with the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces near Hagaru-ri, North Korea. He was reported missing in action Dec. 3, 1950. Following the war, his remains could not be recovered.

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