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Press Release | July 2, 2024

Solider Accounted for from Korean War (Simmons, W.)

Washington  –  

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Master Sgt. Wallace Simmons Jr., killed during the Korean War, was accounted for June 20, 2024.

In late 1950, Simmons was a member of Headquarters Battery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported killed in action on Dec. 6, 1950, after his unit was engaged with enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. The exact circumstances of his loss are not historically available, and there was never a record he was held captive as a POW.

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