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Press Release | Jan. 19, 2023

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (De Anda, D.)


The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Cpl. Daniel De Anda, 22, who died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War, was accounted for Jan. 10, 2023.

In late 1950, De Anda was a member of G Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, 8th U.S. Army. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950, after his unit attempted to withdraw from Kunu-ri, North Korea, on Nov. 30, following the Battle of Ch’ongch’on. In 1953, two POWs who returned during Operation Big Switch reported De Anda had been a prisoner of war and died in March 1951 at Prisoner of War Camp #5.

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