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Press Release | July 18, 2022

Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Gordon, J.)

WASHINGTON  –   The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Pfc. John W. Gordon, 32, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 13, 2022.

In January 1945, Gordon was assigned to Company G, 2nd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. The unit was engaged with German forces during the Battle of Reipertswiller in France. On Jan. 17, Gordon was killed when his company, which had been cut off from allied forces the day before, was subjected to a German counterattack. By Jan. 20, all of the men from Company G had been killed or captured, and American forces were unable to recover Gordon’s body.

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Gordon’s personnel profile can be viewed at