Sergeant Dorman was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On October 27, 1951 he was serving as squad leader on patrol with his platoon near the Chorwon Valley in North Korea when his machine gun position was hit by several enemy shells. Although his platoon conducted a thorough search before returning to friendly lines, they could not locate him. He was not reported to be a prisoner of war, and his remains were not identified among those returned to U.S. custody after the ceasefire.  He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. Today, Sergeant Dorman is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. His name is also inscribed on the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, which was updated in 2022 to include the names of the fallen.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 August 1928
  • Date of death: 27 October 1951
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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