Skip to comments.US soldier's remains come home 62 years after Korean War death
Posted on 01/05/2013 1:27:28 PM PST by Hawk1976
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A U.S. soldier who left his family farm in Tennessee to volunteer for the Korean War is finally coming home more than six decades later to be buried next to his mother and father, authorities said on Friday.
With the help of DNA samples provided by his siblings in 2004, the U.S. military identified remains recovered in North Korea as Private First Class Glenn Schoenmann, who was 20 when he died in December 1950.
Schoenmann was among the nearly 8,000 U.S. troops unaccounted for from the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 until 1953. His remains are due to be brought back to Tennessee's Grundy County on Jan. 10 and he will be buried after a memorial service two days later.
Schoenmann died just weeks after he was taken prisoner during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, according to the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Another Vets remains found and returned.
RIP soldier, thank you for your service.
I am so happy for that family that at last they have closure and their loved one will rest in American soil.
One day, but DPMO tells me it will not be in my lifetime, there could be word of my mom’s brother, SFC Homer I. May, DSC recipient, last seen in hand to hand combat on Hill 851, in North Korea, Sept 3, 1951
Died at 20, as a POW of the commie garbage, would be pushing 83 today.
If you do not know the story behind it, google Frozen Chosin.
Incredible what those guys did.
——— said the family never gave up hope that Glenn’s remains would be found, especially after the U.S. government took the DNA samples eight years ago as part of an effort to identify remains buried at POW camps in North Korea during the war.-———
Eight years to gave this family some comfort.....WTH !
Rest In Peace, soldier. Welcome home.
TigerLikesRooster, can this be pinged to the Korean interest list?
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