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Press Release | Oct. 4, 2022

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (White, D.)

WASHINGTON   –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Cpl. Delbert L. White, 20, who died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War, was accounted for Sept. 27, 2022.

In late 1950, White was a member of D Company, 2nd Engineer (Combat) Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. On Dec. 1, White and many other 2nd ID Soldiers were captured by the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces as they attempted to block the CPVF and allow the rest of 2nd ID to escape south. In August 1953, the CPVF sent a list to United Nations Command stating White died in March 1951 as a prisoner of war at POW Camp #1. However, in September 1953, two returning American POWs said he died in February 1951 at POW Camp #5. Despite conflicting reports, the Army determined March 18, 1951 was the latest White could have been alive and declared that his date of death.

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White’s personnel profile can be viewed at