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Press Release | Aug. 31, 2022

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Wynn, M.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Master Sgt. Merritt L. Wynn, 31, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 26, 2022.

In late 1950, Wynn was a member of K Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 26, while during fighting with the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces east of Unsan, North Korea. Wynn was awarded the Silver Star for his leadership and bravery that day. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered, and there is no evidence that he was ever a prisoner of war. Wynn was declared nonrecoverable on Jan. 16, 1956.

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Wynn’s personnel profile can be viewed at