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Press Release | June 25, 2024

Soldier Accounted for from Korean War (Hall, R.)

Washington  –  

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Raymond E. Hall, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for May 10, 2024.

In October 1950, Hall was a member of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was originally reported killed in action after his unit engaged in intensive combat actions in the vicinity of Sunchon, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Hall had actually been captured by enemy forces and was being transported north with other POWs, when guards suddenly executed him and 65 other U.S. POWs in what would be called the “Suncheon Tunnel Massacre.” The remains of the men were found by U.S. forces the following day and were transported to the United Nations Military Cemetery (UNMC) Pyongyang for temporary interment. Sgt. 1st Class Hall was initially identified by FBI fingerprint comparison while at UNMC, but Pyongyang had to be evacuated to due to enemy activity and his remains were not recovered.

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 Accounting page on the DPAA website at: https://dpaa-mil.sites.crmforce.mil/dpaaFamWebKorean.

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for Americans who went missing while serving our country, visit the DPAA website at www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa or https://www.linkedin.com/company/defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency.