Korean War soldier’s remains are buried in Colorado City


FORT KNOX, Kentucky (Nexstar) – The remains of a soldier killed in the Korean War will be laid to rest at the Colorado City Cemetery on February 12.

A native of Sudan, Texas, Army Cpl. Marvin D. Actkinson, a member of Company B, age 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7order Assignment. He was reported missing in action on 2 December 1950 after his unit was attacked by enemy troops as they attempted to retreat near Chosin Reservoir, Korea. After the battle, his remains were never found. He was 18 years old at the time of the attack.

Nearly 70 years later, on July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea delivered 55 boxes, is believed to contain the remains of American service members killed in the Korean War. The sets of remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on August 1, 2018, and were subsequently taken to the DPAA laboratory for identification. Actkinson’s remains were positively identified by DNA analysis on October 1, 2021.

More than 7,500 Americans have yet to be rescued after the Korean War.

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Aila Slisco

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