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News | Sept. 29, 2017

Soldier Missing From The Korean War Accounted For (Baer, D.)

Army Cpl. Donald L. Baer, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

In July 1950, Baer was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against forces of the Korea People’s Army (KAP) in and around the city of Taejon (now Daejon), South Korea. On July 19, 1950, the KPA initiated a large-scale attack on the city in attempt to destroy U.S. forces. Following the battle, Baer could not be accounted for and was declared missing in action as of July 20, 1950.

DPAA is grateful to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their partnership in this mission.

Baer’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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