Korean War repatriation service for U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr.

Korean War repatriation service for U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr.

Mourners attending the gravesite service for U.S. Army Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr., including his sister Urbana Mae Warfel, second left, and his brother Robert Meckley, fourth left, place red roses on the casket during the graveside service in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, April 4, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Meckley was reported missing Dec. 2, 1950, in the area of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War and was declared dead in 1954. His remains were recently identified.

(U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released).


Korean Wreath Laying at Edward Mallory Almond's Grave Site

Korean Wreath Laying at Edward Mallory Almond's Grave Site

In a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery a South Korean delegation, including the Speaker of the National Assembly, lays a wreath at the gravesite of Lieutenant General Edward Mallory Almond. Edward "Ned" Almond was the commander of the U.S. Army's X Corps during the Korean War. General Almond's grandson participated in the ceremony.

Photograph by Stephen Smith

Medal of Honor Recipient Miguel A. Vera

Medal of Honor Recipient Miguel A. Vera

Korean War hero, Army Pvt. Miguel A. Vera, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery November 20, 2014. The ceremony comes eight months after he was awarded the Medal of Honor more than 60 years after he was killed in action. Pvt. Vera who was born in Puerto Rico, was just 17 when he joined the Army. He was serving as a rifleman with the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division in Chorwon, Korea, when he was killed at the Battle of Old Baldy on September 21, 1952.

Photography by Stephen Smith