Army Cpl. Frank L. Sandoval, missing from the Korean War, has now been
In early February 1951, Sandoval was a member of Battery A, 15th Field
Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, when his unit, as well as other
American units, were in operations supporting Republic of Korea Army (ROKA)
attacks against the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces (CPFV) in an area
known as the Central Corridor in North Korea. The support group, known as
Support Force 21 (SF21,) provided artillery fire support while located at
Changbong-ni. On Feb. 11, 1951, the CPVF launched a massive counter
offensive. The ROKA withdrew, leaving SF21 in Changbong-ni. As the support
group withdrew south toward Wonju, they endured continual attacks. Sandoval
was reported missing in action as of Feb. 13, 1951, when he did not arrive
with the unit in Wonju.
On January 9, 2017, based on research and analysis, remains possibly
corresponding to Sandoval were disinterred and sent to the DPAA laboratory
Laboratory analysis were used in the identification of his remains.
Interment services are pending.
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