Press Release | April 22, 2020

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Hiltibran, C.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Charles E. Hiltibran, 19, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for April 20, 2020.

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

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Hiltibran’s personnel profile can be viewed at