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News | June 29, 2017

Soldier Captured In The Korean War Accounted For (Skates)

Army Cpl. Clarence R. Skates, captured during the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

In November 1950, Skates was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, when the division suffered heavy losses between the towns of Kunu-ri and Sunchon, North Korea. Skates' regiment suffered many casualties, and he was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950, after his unit's defensive positions were overrun by units of the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF).

Interment services are pending.

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