Remains of Washington, IN Soldier to be Buried at Arlington
The Defense Department says a Washington, Indiana soldier killed in the Korean War will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery April 17th.
There had been no official accounting of the fate of Lt. Colonel Don Faith, junior from 1950 until 2004, when his remains were located in Korea and returned to the United States for identification through DNA testing.
Eyewitnesses who survived the battle of the Chosin Reservoir indicated at the time that Lt. Colonel Faith was seriously injured by shrapnel on December 1st, 1950 and died the following day.
A veteran of World War II as well, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor after replacing the missing commander of the 31st Regimental Combat Team.
He had personally led an assault on a Chinese position.
In 1976, was posthumously inducted into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Georgia.