Korean War Soldier Receives Full Military Burial Honor 60 Years Later

Korean War Soldier Receives Full Military Burial Honor 60 Years LaterJames M. Smith, a missing Korean War serviceman, was finally laid to rest with full military honors in the presence of family and military personnel Wednesday afternoon at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. In February 1951, then 19-year-old Smith of Abbeville, Georgia, was assisting the South Korean Army in attacks against the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces when things took a turn for the worse, according to a press release provided by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). Early in the mission, South Korean forces left American units to fend for themselves after a Chinese counterattack, and soon after, Smith was pronounced missing in action.

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