Press Release | June 21, 2021

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Sweeney, B.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. Bernard J. Sweeney, Jr., 22, killed during World War II, was accounted for June 14, 2021.

In December 1944, Sweeney was assigned to Company I, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division. His unit had been engaged in battle with German forces near Strass, Germany, in the Hürtgen Forest, when he was reported missing in action on Dec. 16. His body was not recovered.

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