Local Korean War soldiers’ remains return home

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced on Tuesday that the remains of U.S. soldier, who had been missing in action since the Korean War, has been identified and will be returned to his family for a proper burial.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Harold M. Brown, 20, of Winston-Salem, will be buried in Hamptonville on December 22nd.

In November 1950, Brown and other members of the “Task Force Faith”, were advancing along the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea when they came under attack.

Brown was reported missing in action on December 12, 1950.

In 1953, a returning prisoner of war reported that Brown had been captured by Chinese forces.

He died shortly thereafter.

Scientists used Brown’s aunt and cousin’s DNA to indentify his remains.

More than 7,900 Americans still remain accounted for from the Korean war.

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