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News | Aug. 14, 2017

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Counter)

Army Technician 4th Grade Pete M. Counter, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.



On Dec. 5, 1942, Counter was a member of Company C, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, when he was killed during intense engagement with Japanese forces in the vicinity of Soputa-Sanananda Track in the Australian Territory of Papua (present-day Papua New Guinea.) He was reportedly buried in an isolated grave north of Soputa.



Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.



Counter's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.



For more information about DPAA, visit www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa, or call 703-699-1420.


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News | Aug. 14, 2017

Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For (Counter)

Army Technician 4th Grade Pete M. Counter, killed during World War II, has now been accounted for.



On Dec. 5, 1942, Counter was a member of Company C, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, when he was killed during intense engagement with Japanese forces in the vicinity of Soputa-Sanananda Track in the Australian Territory of Papua (present-day Papua New Guinea.) He was reportedly buried in an isolated grave north of Soputa.



Interment services are pending; a formal notification will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.



Counter's name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from World War II. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.



For more information about DPAA, visit www.dpaa.mil, find us on social media at www.facebook.com/dodpaa, or call 703-699-1420.


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