Staff Writer 

After Seven Decades, Remains of Local Soldier Brought Home to Rest


November 3, 2022

After more than 70 years, a local soldier who lost his life in the Korean War is coming home and will be laid to rest on Friday, Nov. 4.

According to The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, (DPAA), U.S. Army Cpl. David N. Defibaugh, an 18-year-old from Duncansville, went missing in action on July 20, 1950, when his unit, C Company, 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, was forced to retreat from the vicinity of Taejon, South Korea. Because of ongoing fighting, Defibaugh's body could not be recovered at the time and with no evidence that he was a prisoner of war, the Army dec...

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