Another Comes Home

| February 13, 2013

PFC James Hare went overseas in 1949.  Not long afterwards he ended up in Korea.

He was captured.  He died in a POW camp, and was buried in a mass grave.

His remains were in a group of 450 sets of remains returned by North Korea in the early 1990s.  It took a while, but PFC Hare’s remains were finally positively identified.

PFC Hare will be laid to rest today near Cumberland, MD.

Rest in peace, my elder brother-in-arms.  Rest in peace.

Category: Military issues, No Longer Missing, Veterans Issues

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  1. LanceCooley says:

    Welcome home, brother. Thanks for posting these, Hondo, it really makes me remember the price that’s been paid .

  2. Hondo says:

    LanceCooley: don’t mind doing it. Everyone who gives their all in this nation’s service should get a proper burial.

    Even if that burial is six plus decades after the fact, it’s still something that they deserve. We owe them that.

  3. OWB says:

    Welcome home, at long last, brother.

  4. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    According to an article I read regarding PFC Hare, he was reported MIA on this very date, 13 February. He was later listed as a POW and reportedly died of starvation in a North Korean camp during April 1952.

    They are never gone who are remembered.

  5. UpNorth says:

    Welcome home, soldier. Rest in Peace, in your homeland.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    Welcome home, PFC Hare.

  7. A Proud Infidel says:

    Welcome Home, Soldier. Enjoy Heaven, you’ve done your time in hell.