The remains of an 18-year-old Korean War soldier from Crook County are set for burial at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.
Cpl. Norvin D. Brockett was reported missing in action on December 6, 1950 after his unit was attacked by enemy forces in North Korea.
He was a member of Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team.
Brockett’s remains were returned by North Korea on July 27, 2018, nearly 70 years later.
They were included in the more than 55 boxes of U.S. soldier remains which were returned following the summit between former President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.
Brockett was accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Aug. 5, 2019 after his remains were identified using evidence and DNA testing.
Brockett’s funeral will take place July 21st at Every-Wheatley Funerals and Cremation before his remains are retired at Arlington National Cemetery.
His name is recorded, along with other missing Korean War soldiers, on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.
A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate that he was found.
At this time, 7,607 U.S. soldiers remain missing from the Korean War.