Press Release | June 23, 2020

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

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Master Sgt. James L. Quong, 30, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 18, 2020.

In late 1950, Quong, who was an Army Reserve captain in World War II but gave up his commission to join the Regular Army as a master sergeant in the Korean War, was a member of Company D, 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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Quong’s personnel profile can be viewed at