Press Release | Oct. 1, 2020

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Agard, R.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Robert C. Agard, Jr., 19, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 29, 2020.

In July 1950, Agard was a member of 2nd Platoon, 24th Reconnaissance Company, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on July 19 while conducting a night recon patrol with his unit near Taejon, South Korea. He was never found, nor were any remains recovered that could be identified as Agard. He was declared non-recoverable in January 1956.

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Agard’s personnel profile can be viewed at