Press Release | May 26, 2022

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Coleman, J.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Sgt. 1st Class James A. Coleman, 22, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for May 23, 2022.

In April 1951, Coleman was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on April 25 during fighting against Chinese Communist Forces near the Hwach-on Reservoir in the modern-day Republic of Korea (ROK). His status was changed to killed in action Oct. 3, 1952, based on eyewitness accounts from a Soldier in a neighboring foxhole. His body was unable to be recovered due to the fighting.

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Coleman’s personnel profile can be viewed at