Jan. 3, 2019 — Army Pfc. James C. Williams, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on Dec. 20, 2018.
On July 20, 1950, Williams was a member of Medical Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, when he was killed in action near Taejon, South Korea. Multiple eye witnesses stated that shortly after Williams had been sent to collect wounded Soldiers with a litter jeep, he was killed while trying to transport patients from the Taejon Air Strip. Fellow Soldiers returned Williams’ remains to the collection point, however after his death, the 34th Infantry Regiment’s Medical Company was ordered to withdraw, and his remains were left behind.
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Williams’ 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.