One More Accounted For

| May 17, 2023

Defense MIA/POW Accounting Agency


Soldier Accounted For From Korean War

U.S. Army Cpl. George T. Grimes

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Cpl. George T. Grimes, 19, who was killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 2, 2022.

In July 1950, Grimes was a member of A Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He went missing in action after his unit was forced to retreat from the vicinity of Taejon, South Korea, on July 20. Due to the fighting, his body could not be recovered at that time, and there was never any evidence that he was a prisoner of war. The Army issued a presumptive finding of death on Dec. 31, 1953.

George was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Category: No Longer Missing

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Corporal George Thomas Grimes parents were Tommy and Lillie May Record Powell.

His siblings included Mary Frances, Mildred B, Ellen Josephine and Bertha Mae.

Both of his parents remarried. In 1937, Lillie married Odis Marin Powell and in 1938, gave birth to Tommy’s Half brother, OM Powell.

Sadly, both his Mom and Half Brother passed away when OM was born.

His Dad remarried and he and his wife, Willene, brought into the world Tommy’s other Half Brother, Kenneth, born in 1945.

Kenneth became a member of the United States Navy.

His Stepbrother, Clinton Monroe Gault Jr, a Marine, was KIA in Vietnam in 1968.

CPL George Thomas Grimes, Forever 19 Years Young.

Rest In Peace, Soldier.


Never Forget.

Bring Them All Home.


Welcome Home, Corporal.

A grateful nation remembers.


Welcome home Brother. Rest in peace now.

RGR 4-78

Welcome Home.


Welcome Home, Warrior. We Salute your Service and will Pay Honors to your Sacrifice. Every Fallen Service Member deserves, at the very least, a Marked Resting Place.

Going by this post and the additional comment that ninja gave us, this family gave more than their fair share in service to our Nation. SALUTE!

Thanks again, Dave, and another Thanks, again, to our very own ninja.

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Welcome home, CPL Grimes.

Rest well.