Press Release | Aug. 10, 2020

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

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. James N. Stryker, 20, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 5, 2020.

In May 1951, Stryker was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on May 18, when the enemy attacked his unit near Han’gye, South Korea. His remains could not be immediately recovered, but he was not officially declared dead until after the Armistice was signed July 27, 1953.

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Stryker’s personnel profile can be viewed at