Army Master Sgt. Charles J. Brown, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for.
In early November 1950, Brown was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, when the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) attacked the regiment and forced the unit to withdraw to the village of Ipsok, approximately five miles south of Unsan. The survivors attempted to set up a defensive perimeter, but many soldiers became surrounded and attempted to escape and evade the enemy, but the majority were captured and marched to POW camps.
Between 1990 and 1994, North Korea returned to the United States 208 boxes of commingled human remains, which helped account for the remains of at least 600 U.S. servicemen who fought during the war.
Lab analysis, in conjunction with the totality of circumstantial evidence available, established Brown’s remains were included.
Interment services are scheduled for Sept. 26 in Sarasota, Florida.
Welcome home and rest in peace, Master Sgt. Brown.