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Press Release | Oct. 27, 2022

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Malcolm, H.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Sgt. Howard G. Malcolm, 23, who died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War, was accounted for Oct. 25, 2022.

In late 1950, Malcolm was a member of Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 1, 1950, after his unit’s withdrawal from Kunu-ri to Sunchon, North Korea. In 1953, several POWs returned during Operation BIG SWITCH reported Malcolm had been a prisoner of war and died in August 1951 at Prisoner of War Camp #5.

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Malcolm’s personnel profile can be viewed at