WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2018 — Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on September 12.
In November 1950, McDaniel was a medic with the 8th Cavalry Regiment Medical Company, supporting the regiment’s 3rd Battalion. The unit was engaged with enemy forces of the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF,) southwest of the village of Unsan, and east of Hwaong-ri, North Korea. He was reported missing in action on Nov. 2, 1950, when he could not be accounted-for by his unit.
On July 27, 2018, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) turned over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of U.S. servicemen killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned into the DPAA laboratory for analysis.
DPAA remains fully prepared to resume recovery operations in the DPRK, and looks forward to the continued fulfillment of the commitment made by President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un on the return and recovery of U.S. servicemen in North Korea.
McDaniel’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.