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Homer Ray Abney
Sergeant/ POW MIA - Army

On December 9, 2016, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) identified the remains of Sergeant Homer Ray Abney, missing from the Korean War.

Sergeant Abney was born on August 22, 1926 in Dallas, Texas, joined the U.S. Army from Dallas and was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 9thInfantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was captured on November 30, 1950, as his unit withdrew from advancing Chinese Communist Forces from Kunu-ri to Sunchon, North Korea. He was interned at a prison camp in the Pukchin-Tarigol Valley in North Korea, where he died of illness in March of 1951. His remains were not recovered immediately following the war. In April 2005, a joint U.S./North Korean investigative team recovered human remains from a site near the Pukchin-Tarigol camps. SGT Abney was eventually identified from among the remains recovered. 

Sergeant Abney is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific