Nov. 7, 2016 —
Army Pfc. Daniel Hunt, missing from the Korean War, has now been accounted for.
On Sept. 28, 1951, Hunt was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, in the vicinity of Hill 1030, conducting operations in an area referred to as Heartbreak Ridge. The Chinese launched an attack, which the company repelled. They were then ordered to move east and attack the enemy on Hill 867 nearby. Prior to their attack, the enemy launched a barrage of mortar against the Americans, and survivors withdrew to friendly lines. Following the withdrawal, Hunt was reported missing in action.
During an investigation by the U.S. Army Casualty office, three members of Hunt’s unit reported that he had been killed during the fight, Sept. 28, 1951. Based on this information, the U.S. Army declared him deceased.
On Feb. 12, 2016, the Republic of Korea unilaterally turned over remains believed to be unaccounted-for Americans from the Korean War. The recovered remains were reported to have been found near Heartbreak Ridge.
DNA analysis, as well as circumstantial and anthropological evidence, were used in the identification of his remains.
Interment services are scheduled for Dec. 2 in Phoenix, Arizona.