WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2019 — Army Cpl. Stephen P. Nemec, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on July 13, 2018.
In late 1950, Nemec was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, engaged in heavy fighting against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces (CPVF) at Turtle Head’s Bend, near the village of Unsan, North Korea. According to historical reports, Nemec was killed in action on Nov. 2, 1950, and was buried at United Nation’s Military Cemetery (UNMC) Pyongyang. As the United Nations’ situation in North Korea worsened, circumstances forced the closure of the cemetery on Dec. 3, 1950, and those buried there could not be recovered.
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Nemec’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.