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News | Oct. 10, 2017

Soldier Captured During The Korean War Accounted For (Lejeune, K.)

Army Sgt. Kermit J. Lejeune, captured during the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

In late November 1950, Lejeune was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in the vicinity of Unsan County, North Pyongan County, North Korea. Lejeune was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950. Several returned American POWs reported that Lejeune had in fact been captured and died in a North Korean POW camp in February or March 1951.

Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Lejeune’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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