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News | May 15, 2017

Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified (Lane)

Army Cpl. John Lane, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

In late July 1950, Lane was assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, when the Korean People's Army attacked the city of Chinju, South Korea. The regiment set up defensive positions before withdrawing east to regroup. Upon arrival south of Masan the battalion began accounting for its soldiers and when Lane could not be accounted for, he was reported missing in action as of July 31, 1950.

Remains were disinterred by the Chinju Sanitation Department in 1987 and sent to the Central Identification Laboratory for identification.

Recent technology in DNA and laboratory analysis were used in the
identification of his remains.

Interment services are pending.

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