Press Release | Dec. 17, 2020

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Soileau, H.)

WAHSINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pvt. Hillary Soileau, 23, killed during World War II, was accounted for Dec. 8, 2020.

In January 1943, Soileau was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, when American forces went on the offensive to clear Guadalcanal of Japanese forces. Soileau was wounded on Jan. 14 during fighting on a group of hills nicknamed Galloping Horse. However, following the battle, he could not be found. After an extensive search of field hospitals, aid stations, and the battlefield, Soileau was declared missing in action on Feb. 3. He was officially declared killed in action on Dec. 13, 1945.

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Soileau’s personnel profile can be viewed at