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Cpl. Donald McLean – Mission Complete 2013


Aug 31 2024


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Chapter Repatriations

U.S. Army Cpl. Donald MacLean

Date of Loss – December 2nd, 1950

Date of Repatriation – August 31st, 2013

On May 22, 2013, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC, now DPAA) identified the remains of Corporal Donald Victor MacLean, missing from the Korean War. Corporal MacLean, who entered the U.S. Army from Ohio, served with D Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On November 30, 1950, he was killed in action during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. His remains were buried on the eastern bank of the Chosin Reservoir. Following the war, as part of Operation Glory, his remains were repatriated to the U.S.; however, they could not be identified at the time and were buried as a set of unknown remains at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. In 2012, advances in forensic technology prompted the disinterment and eventual identification CPL MacLean’s remains. Corporal MacLean is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. His name is also inscribed on the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, which was updated in 2022 to include the names of the fallen.

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