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News | Aug. 15, 2017

Soldier Captured During Korean War Accounted For (Heilman)

Army Cpl. Ernest L.R. Heilman, captured during the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

On Feb. 13, 1951, Heilman was a member of Battery B, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, and was declared missing in action when his unit was breaking a roadblock in the vicinity of Hoengsong, South Korea.

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

Heilman'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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