Army Sgt. 1st Class Pete W. Simon, killed during the Korean War, has now been accounted for.
In September 1950, Simon was a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, participating in a defense of the Pusan Perimeter, a large defensive line west and north of Pusan, South Korea. Simon was reported to have been killed in action Sept. 5, 1950, but his remains were not located following the battle.
Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.
DPAA is grateful to the South Korean government and the Department of Veterans Affairs for their assistance in this recovery.
Simon’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 the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
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