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Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Aug 9, 2015

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army, Cpl Nehemiah E. Butler, 19, of Pocomoke City, MD, will be buried Aug 10, 2015 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington , DC.
In late Dec 1950, Butler and elements of Company C, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24 Infantry Division, were deployed near Seoul, south Korea, when their unit came under attack by enemy forces. During the attempt to delay the enemy forces from advancing, butler was separated from his unit while moving towards a more defensive position, Butler was reported missing Jan 1, 1951. He was accounted for on August 6, 2015.

Total to Date-- 76
Vietnam--17
WWII-- 27
Korea-- 32