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Press Release | Sept. 20, 2022

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

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Cpl. Clark E. Worline, 20, who died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 9, 2022.

In the fall of 1950, Worline was a member of C Company, 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion, 8th U.S. Army. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 26 after fighting against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces near Sinjang, North Korea. While it is possible Worline was captured, there was no record or eyewitness accounts of him being held as a prisoner of war, though it was not unusual for prisoners who died to be unknown to other captives.

To see the most up-to-date statistics on DPAA recovery efforts for those unaccounted for from the Korean War, go to the Korean War Accounting page on the DPAA website at:

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Worline’s personnel profile can be viewed at