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Press Release | June 17, 2024

Soldier Accounted for from Korean War (Vorel, C.)

Washington  –  

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Charles A. Vorel Jr., killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Apr. 22, 2024.

In July 1950, Vorel was a member of Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on July 16 while fighting North Korean forces along the Kum River north of Taejon, South Korea. He was never found, nor were any remains recovered that could be identified as Vorel. He was declared non-recoverable in January 1956.

To see the most up-to-date statistics on DPAA recovery efforts for those unaccounted for from the Korean War, go to the Korean War fact sheet on the DPAA website at:

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