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Michigan soldier killed in Korean War to be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery

PALMER, Mich. (AP) – The remains of a Michigan State soldier killed in the 1950 Korean War will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery next week, nearly a year after being identified by military experts, officials said. Announced.

Corporal Gordon D. McCarthy’s remains will be interred at a cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Dec. 14 after a graveside service, the U.S. Army Personnel Command announced in a news release.

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A native of Palmer, Michigan, he was 20 years old when he was reported missing in action on December 2, 1950, after enemy forces attacked his unit near the Korean Reservoir in North Korea. His body could not be recovered after the battle.

Michigan Korean War veteran buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

However, remains handed over by North Korea in 2018 were identified as McCarthy’s by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in February. The agency, a division of the U.S. Department of Defense, announced in July that scientists had identified his remains using circumstantial evidence, anthropological analysis and DNA analysis.

McCarthy’s name is listed in the Missing Persons Court at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. Officials said after he was identified, a rosette would be placed next to his name to indicate his identity.

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The U.S. Army Personnel Command announced that more than 7,500 Americans remain missing from the Korean War.

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