Monday, April 16, 2012

Three Korean War MIAs Identified

The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office recently announced the identificationof remains belonging to three soldiers who had been missing in action since theKorean War. Recovered are:

Army Cpl. Patrick R. Glennon, 18, of Rochester, N.Y.  On Nov. 1, 1950, Glennon and G Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, were holding a defensive position along the Nammyon River near Unsan, North Korea, when they were attacked by Chinese forces. Glennon was listed as missing in action following the heavy fighting.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Harris, 23, of Spokane, Wash.  In late November 1950, Harris and elements of the 2nd Infantry Division, were in a defensive line north of Kujang, North Korea, when they were attacked by Chinese forces in what became known as the Battle of the Chongchon. It would be learned that Harris had been captured, but died of malnutrition in a North Korean POW camp on Jan. 22, 1951.

Army Pfc. Frank P. Jennings, 20, of Parsons, Tenn.     In late April 1951, Jennings and E Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, were battling Chinese Communist Forces near Jeon-Gog, South Korea. Jennings was reported as missing in action; his status was later changed to killed in action.

May God rest the souls of these American Heroes and bring comfort to their loved ones.

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