The remains of four U.S. soldiers missing in action from the Korean War have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors, the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced in a news release.
They are Cpl. Samuel C. Harris Jr., of Rogersville, Tenn.; Cpl. Lloyd D. Stidham, of Beattyville, Ky.; Cpl. Robert G. Schoening, of Blaine, Wash.; and one servicemember whose name is being withheld pending family notification.
Harris will be buried Friday in Arlington National Cemetery, while Schoening will be laid to rest there June 19. Stidham’s burial is set for April 13 in Nicholasville, Ky. The soldiers were assigned to Company C, 65th Combat Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division.
On Nov. 25, 1950, the company came under attack while occupying a position near Hill 222 south of the Kuryong River and east of the "Camel’s Head" bend in North Korea, according to the release. The men were reported missing in action two days later.