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A southern Illinois soldier has been accounted for from the Korean War

A newspaper article shows Bryan Myers, Jr. in his uniform and a caption talking about his death in Korea
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

A Union County soldier, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for back in February.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that U.S. Army Private 1st Class, 21-year-old Bryan Myers Jr. of Cobden, was killed in action while his unit was in South Korea. The exact circumstances of his death were unknown, and his remains were not accounted for during or after the war.

He was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, during the Korean War.

Myers will be buried in Elwood, Illinois, on a date to be determined.

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