Press Release | June 18, 2021

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Lee, C.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Charles E. Lee, 18, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 14, 2021.

In July 1950, Lee was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on July 20 after his unit was forced to retreat from the vicinity of Taejon, South Korea. He was never found, nor were any remains recovered that could be identified as Lee. He was declared non-recoverable in January 1956.

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Lee’s personnel profile can be viewed at