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Press Release | Aug. 5, 2022

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

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Garrigus, 24, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 2, 2022.

In late 1950, Garrigus was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 1, during battle with enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered, and there is no evidence that he was ever a prisoner of war

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Garrigus’s personnel profile can be viewed at