WASHINGTON (WTWO/WAWV) — A Hillsdale, Indiana soldier who died serving in the Korean War has been finally accounted for, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.
In a release, the agency states that Army Sgt. 1st Class James A. Coleman, who died at the age of 22, was identified using dental, anthropological, and chest radiograph analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence.
In April 1951, Coleman was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on April 25 during fighting against Chinese Communist Forces near the Hwach-on Reservoir in the modern-day Republic of Korea (ROK). His status was changed to killed in action on Oct. 3, 1952, based on eyewitness accounts from a Soldier in a neighboring foxhole. His body was unable to be recovered due to the fighting.DPAA Release
Coleman’s name is recorded on the American Battle Monuments Commission’s Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has now been accounted for.
Coleman will be buried on October 19, 2022, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia. his personnel profile can be viewed online here.