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News | Feb. 8, 2019

Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Mares, C.)

By DPAA Public Affairs

Army Master Sgt. Charlie J. Mares, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on Feb. 4, 2019.

In July 1950, Mares was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, engaged in combat against the Korean People’s Army. Mares was reported missing in action following the battle, fought near Kwonbin-ni, South Korea, on July 31, 1950.

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

Mares' name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, 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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Mares’ personnel profile can be viewed at

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