Congress Honors Deceased Korean War Hero With Lying in Honor Ceremony

Army Col. Ralph Puckett Jr., the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient

WASHINGTON — Congress gave one of its highest final tributes on Monday — a lying in honor ceremony at the Capitol — to Ralph Puckett Jr., who led an outnumbered company in battle during the Korean War and was the last surviving veteran of that war to receive the Medal of Honor. Puckett, who retired […]

DNA Test Helps Identify Body of Korean War Soldier from Georgia

The U.S. flag sits atop a case containing the possible remains of unidentified U.S. service members.

ATLANTA — DNA analysis has helped scientists identify the remains of a U.S. Army soldier from Georgia who was killed during the Korean War, U.S. officials announced Wednesday. Scientists used mitochondrial DNA along with a chest X-ray and other tools to identify Army Sgt. 1st Class James L. Wilkinson late last year, the Defense POW/MIA […]