July 28, 2016 —
Army Cpl. Larry M. Dunn, killed in the Korean War, has now been accounted for.
On Dec. 1, 1950, Dunn was a member of Company B, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, when his unit was fighting through a roadblock that was heavily defended by enemy forces near Sonchu, North Korea. Dunn went missing in action as a result of the battle.
In 1954, the remains of Korean War service members were returned to the United States in an operation called "Operation Glory." The remains unable to be identified were interred as unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.
Due to advances in technology, the remains were exhumed in 2015 for analysis.
Lab analysis, in conjunction with the totality of circumstantial evidence available, established Cpl. Dunn's remains were among those exhumed.
Interment services are pending.
Welcome home and rest in peace, Cpl. Dunn.