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News | Aug. 18, 2017

Soldier Captured In The Korean War Accounted For (Champion)

Army Pfc. Felipe A. Champion, who died in captivity during the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

On Feb. 12, 1951, Champion was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, when he was reported missing in action following a battle with the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in an area known as the Central Corridor, South Korea. After CPVF units withdrew north beyond Hongch’on in early March, American units began moving forward and found war dead, however Champion’s remains could not be identified.

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

Champion'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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