Marine Killed During Korean War Accounted For (Keirn, M.)

By DPAA Public Affairs

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2018 - Marine Corps Sgt. Meredith F. Keirn, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on May 22, 2018.

In late November, 1950, Keirn was a light machinegun section leader for Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He was reported to have been killed Nov. 30, 1950 while defending a hill overlooking the Toktong Pass, a critical main supply route between the villages of Hagaru-ri and Yudam-ni, North Korea. His remains were reportedly buried at the base of “Fox Hill,” in the Toktong Pass, but they could not be recovered following the war.

Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.

Keirn's name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing in Honolulu, along with the others who are missing from the Korean War.

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