Man missing from Korean War identified after 64 years as Warren, Ohio native

WASHINGTON - A man who went missing in action during the Korean War has been identified as a Warren, Ohio man.

Army Pfc. James R. Holmes' unit, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, was attacked as it was pushing north through North Korea to the Yalu River and withdrew south to the town of Anju. On Dec. 1, 1950, Holmes was declared missing in action.

In 1953, American prisoners returning from the war reported that Holmes died in a war camp in 1951 near Pyoktong, North Korea.

Decades later, 208 boxes of human remains believed to contain 350 to 400 U.S. servicemen who fought during the Korean War were returned to the U.S. by North Korea, and Holmes' remains were identified among those.

He will be buried May 29 in Arlington National Cemetery.


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