Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Ball, M.)
By DPAA Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2018 —
Army Pfc. Mathis O. Ball, Jr., killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on August 14.
In July 1950, Ball was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against North Korean forces near Choch’iwon, South Korea. Ball could not be accounted-for and was declared missing in action on July 12, 1950.
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Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.
Ball's name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl, 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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