There are thousands of American service personnel missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. About 75% of those are in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when North Korean troops, aided by military support from China and the Soviet Union, invaded South Korea with the aim of consolidating the two Koreas into one.
Woodrow Wilson Keeble was recruited by the Chicago White Sox in 1941, but he joined the Army when World War II broke out and was later awarded the Medal of Honor for valorous actions during the Korean War.
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.