|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1932|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 1950, North Korea|
The remains of an American soldier missing in action since 1950 in Korea is identified.
In late November 1950, Corporal Librado Luna was assigned to the 8th Army Ranger Company, 25th Infantry Division, then attached to B Company, 89th Medium Tank Battalion as part of Task Force Dolvin. The 8th Army Ranger Company was deployed on Hill 205 in Kujang County along the leading edge of the U.S. position. On November 25, the Chinese Army struck in force in what would become known as the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River. Task Force Dolvin, including the 8th Army Ranger Company, was forced to withdraw to the south. Of the 91 men from B Company, 89th Medium Tank Battalion and the 8th Army Ranger Company, only 22 made it to safety, Ten men, including Luna, went missing on November 26 near Hill 205.
In 1998, a girl led a joint United States and North Korean excavation team to a battlefield burial site containing human remains. DNA testing identified those remains as Corporal Luna's.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: Nov 22, 2008
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