Remains of Korean War soldier identified as Oklahoma native

The Associated Press - September 19, 2021 8:03 am

Image: Southwest Times Record

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army soldier killed during the Korean War have been identified as an Oklahoma native.

The U.S. Army says the remains are those of Sgt. Billy Rodgers of Panama, Oklahoma. Rodgers was 19 when he disappeared on December 2nd, 1950 when his unit was attacked near the Chosin Reservoir.

The remains were returned to the U.S. by North Korea in 2018 and identified through evidence that included DNA testing.

The Army says Rodgers will be buried September 27th at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.


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