HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM/WIAT) — Decades after he disappeared during the Korean War, a soldier from Clear Spring, Maryland man has finally been accounted for and will receive a proper burial.
Donald E. Angle, 21, was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th
Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, fighting against members of the
Korean People’s Army in the summer of 1950. On July 25, 1950, Angle was reported missing in action around Yongdong, South Korea. The Army declared him dead on December 31, 1953.
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, a search and recovery team of the 565th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company recovered a partial set of remains in 1951 from a hill less than a mile from Yongdong, South Korea. The remains, designated as Unknown X-485 Tanggok, were declared unidentifiable in June 1955 and were sent to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, also known as the “Punchbowl,” in Honolulu and were interred as an “Unknown.”
In August 2018, Angle’s remains were identified using dental, anthropological and chest radiograph analysis.
Angle will be buried in Welsh Run, Pennsylvania on Friday.
Over 7,600 Americans still remain unaccounted for from the Korean War.