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Press Release | May 8, 2024

Soldier Accounted For From WWII (Dent, L.)

Washington  –  

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Pvt. 1st Class Lemuel Dent Jr., missing in action during World War II, was accounted for February 2, 2024.

In February 1945, Dent was assigned to the Company L, 3rd Battalion, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division in the European Theater. On Feb. 8, Dent was killed near the Cinquale Canal, north of Viareggio, Italy.  Pfc Dent was on board a tank that was crossing the canal, when it was struck by enemy mortar, machine gun, and artillery fire. His body was not recovered, and the Germans never reported him a prisoner of war.

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