Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Wilkins, P.)

Release No: 20-122 Nov. 3, 2020 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Paul W. Wilkins, 19, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Oct. 30, 2020.

In July 1950, Wilkins was a member of B Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on July 11 when his unit was fighting enemy forces near Choch’iwan, South Korea. He was never found, nor were any remains recovered that could be identified as Wilkins. The Army declared a presumptive finding of death for Wilkins on Dec. 31, 1953, and he was declared non-recoverable on Jan. 16, 1956.

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Wilkins’ personnel profile can be viewed at