Seventy years after his disappearance during the Korean War, the remains of U.S. Army Corporal Donald “Donny” DuPont of Alma Center have been identified. The 22 year-old went missing in action December 2, 1950 during a battle near Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. DuPont was a member of B Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. His remains were unable to be recovered after the battle and there’s no evidence that he was never a prisoner of war. DuPont’s remains were identified after 55 boxes believed to contain the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War were turned over to the U.S. following a July 2018 summit between then President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said DuPont’s name is on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. A rosette will be placed next to his name, indicating he is accounted for. Corporal DuPont was accounted for in January and will be buried in Fairchild on August 23rd.

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