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News | Sept. 13, 2016

Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For (Minard)

Army Cpl. Wayne Minard, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for.

In late November 1950, Minard was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, fighting units of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) in North Korea, in a delaying action south to Kunu-ri. Enemy forces launched a large-scale attack with heavy artillery and mortar fire on Nov. 25, when the regiment was located in defense positions near the Chongchon River. By the following day, enemy fighting had isolated the unit and they were ordered to withdraw. Minard was reported missing in action as of Nov. 26, 1950.

In April and May of 2005, a Joint Recovery Team conducted the 37th Joint Field Activity in Unsan County, South Pyongan Province, North Korea. On April 19, the team visited a site reported by a local witness to contain American remains.

Lab analysis, in conjunction with the totality of circumstantial evidence available, established Cpl. Minard’s remains were included.

Interment services are pending.

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