Korean remains are Indiana Medal of Honor winner
April 10, 2013 2:54PM
Updated: April 10, 2013 10:50PM
WASHINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The remains of a Medal of Honor winner from southern Indiana who died during the Korean War have been identified and will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The Defense Department announced Wednesday that Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr. of Washington, Ind., will be buried April 17. It said a joint U.S.-North Korean team found his remains in an area where he was last seen after shrapnel injured him on Dec. 1, 1950.
During the battle of Chosin Reservoir, Faith assumed command of his battalion and led an assault on a Chinese position. The Evansville Courier & Press reports he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. military honor, for valor during the battle.
U.S. military scientists identified his remains through DNA and other means.