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News | Feb. 7, 2017

Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified (Noehren)

Army Sgt. Donald D. Noehren, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

In late November 1950, Noehren was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Service Company, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, fighting units of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in North Korea, in a delaying action south from the Ch’ongch’on River to Kunu-ri. The unit was ordered to withdraw, and encountered a number of heavily defended enemy roadblocks, continuous enemy mortar, small arms and machine-gun fire. Many soldiers, including Noehren, were captured. He was declared missing in action as of Nov. 30, 1950.

DNA analysis and circumstantial evidence were used in the identification of his remains.

Interment services are pending.

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