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News | June 29, 2017

Soldier Captured In The Korean War Accounted For (Mullins)

Army Cpl. Thomas H. Mullins, captured during the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

On Nov. 2, 1950, Mullins was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 2, 1950, following combat between the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPVF) and his regiment, in the vicinity of Unsan, North Korea. Approximately 600 men were killed, captured or missing. Mullins was subsequently declared missing in action.

At the end of the war, during “Operation Big Switch,” where all remaining prisoners of war were returned, former prisoners were interviewed. One reported that Mullins died while being held in POW Camp 5, Pyokdong, North Korea.

Interment services are pending.

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