DPMO has announced the identification of another US MIA from Korea.
SGT Charles L. Scott, C Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team, US Army, was lost 2 December 1950 near the Chosin Reservoir. He was accounted for on 7 August 2013. He will be buried with full military honors on 5 September 2013 in Lynchburg, VA.
Welcome home, my elder brother-in-arms. Rest in peace.
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Over 73,600 US personnel remain unaccounted for from World War II; over 7,900 US personnel remain unaccounted for from the Korean War; and over 1,640 remain unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. If you are a relative of one of the individuals listed here (World War II – critical need), listed here (Korea), or listed here (Southeast Asia) – please consider reading this link to see if you qualify to submit a mtDNA sample.
If you qualify to submit a mtDNA sample, please submit one. By submitting a mtDNA sample, you may be able to help identify US remains that have been recovered and repatriated but not yet positively identified.
Everybody deserves a proper burial. That’s especially true for those who gave their all in the service of this nation.