Skip to comments.Lost Soldier’s Remains Return Home 62 Years After He Was Reported Missing In Action In North Korea
Posted on 02/27/2013 7:32:27 AM PST by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) An American soldier arrived home Wednesday more than 60 years after he disappeared in North Korea.
Police, fire officials, the USO Greater Los Angeles and family greeted the remains of Private First Class Roosevelt Jack Clark around 5:40 a.m. at Los Angeles International Airport.
Clark was reported missing in action on Nov. 28, 1950 while fighting with the 35th Regiment in North Korea. The 20-year-old Bakersfield resident was never found and few details about his death were available.
Clarks remains were recently located overseas and positively identified through DNA.
Following the arrival of Clarks remains, a full ceremony of Army Honor Guard was held. Local law enforcement rendered honors with LAFD fire trucks creating an arch of water that the Delta airplane passed through.
Clarks remains will be transported by hearse and patriot guard riders to Hillcrest Mortuary, arriving in Kern County around 9 a.m.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Peoples Missionary Baptist Church in Bakersfield. Clark will then be laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors.
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RIP Jack, thank you for your sacrifice.
I would have liked to know where PFC Clark's remains were found since he was reported MIA. North Korea? Red China? Anyway, welcome home to this brave soldier.
Private Clark Stand at ease; Welcome home and thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
The 35th Regiment was involved in the Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River on November 30, 1950. Same time as the Chosin Reservoir.
Some of the most horrible fighting any American soldier has had to endure. -35F temperatures and vastly outnumbered by the Chinese. They were overran. Complete chaos.
God bless Jack Clark.
I wonder if he has any family left?
RIP, you are finally home.
We are grateful for your sacrifice, and that of you family and loved ones who did without you for years after.
I found it interesting that there were many Marines who fought at Chosin who also fought at Peleliu.
Talk about going from the fire into the frying pan, figuratively speaking. Our troops have rarely fought in such disparate environments at those two places.
The only brother of my former mother-in-law went missing in Korea, and he has never been found. She is not getting any younger. It would be great if he would be found while she can bury him.
Damn...should be “PFC Roosevelt Clark”
I would presume there must be some family since his remains were identified by DNA.
If he had kids (distinctly possible) they'd be in their early-mid 60's.There also could be siblings still alive.
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