Press Release | April 19, 2021

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

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Philip T. Hoogacker, 23, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for April 16, 2021.

In July 1950, Hoogacker was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment. He was reported missing in action on July 27 after his unit was attacked near Anui, South Korea. He was last seen after receiving first aid for a minor shrapnel wound. DPAA historians believe Hoogacker was captured by the Korean People’s Army and forcibly marched to Seoul and then on to Pyongyang, where he died as a prisoner of war.

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Hoogacker’s personnel profile can be viewed at