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News | Aug. 9, 2017

Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Hopper)

Army Cpl. Roy J. Hopper, killed during the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

In July 1950, Hopper was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion 19th Infantry Regiment. He was reportedly killed in action on July 31, 1950, when his battalion, along with another battalion, was engaged in a fighting withdrawal against North Korean forces in Chinju, South Korea. The enemy had control of the area following the battle, preventing a search for his remains. After the battle Hopper’s remains were not identified.

Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Hopper's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American
Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

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