I’m a bit late with this. However, three more soldiers have come home from the Korean War.
CPL Robert G. Archer, formerly of Brazil, IN, was assigned to the US Army’s 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing in action east of the Chosin Reservoir on November 29, 1950. Interviews with returning POWs in 1953 indicated that Archer had been captured alive, but had died of malnutrition and lack of medical care while in captivity. His remains were recovered in 2005 by a joint US-DPRK recovery team. He was buried in his hometown on February 8, 2013.
CPL Robert W. Scott, formerly of Detroit, MI, was also assigned to the US Army’s 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing in action after his unit was attacked by vastly superior forces along the eastern banks of the Chosin Reservoir on 1 December 1950. CPL Scott’s remains were among those in 208 boxes of remains repatriated by North Korea between 1991 and 1994. Modern technology allowed the identification of his remains. He was buried in Sarasota, FL, on February 11, 2013.
MSG Robert A. Stein was assigned to HHB, 57th Field Artillery Battalion. He was lost on February 4, 1950, near the Chosin Reservoir. He was accounted for on February 6, 2013. No further information concerning MSG Stein is readily available.
Rest now in peace, my elder brothers-in-arms.
Over 7,900 US personnel remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. If you are relative of one of the individuals listed here, please consider reading this link to see if you qualify to submit a mtDNA sample – and if you do qualify, please do so. You may be able to help identify US remains that have been repatriated but not yet positively identified.
Everybody deserves a proper burial. That’s especially true for those who gave all.