Go Back   Professional Soldiers ® > Hall of Heroes > POW/MIA

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2010, 17:13   #1
Quiet Professional
Stras's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Der Vaterland
Posts: 2,311
Korean War MIA remains returned

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

On the Web:
Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131/697-5132 Public contact:
or +1 (703) 428-0711 +1

Welcome Home CPL Arendt.

May your family be comforted knowing you're safely on US soil once again.

April 08, 2010


U.S. Soldier MIA from Korean War is Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

U.S. Army Cpl. Stanley P. Arendt was buried on March 29 in Palatine, Ill. In early November 1950, Arendt was assigned to the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division occupying a defensive position near the town of Unsan in the bend of the Kuryong River known as the “Camel’s Head.” Arendt’s unit was involved in heavy fighting which devolved into hand-to-hand combat around their command post. Almost 400 men of the 8th Cavalry Regiment were reported missing in action or killed in action from the battle at Unsan.

In late November 1950, a U.S. soldier captured during the battle of Unsan reported during his debriefing that he and nine other American soldiers were moved to a house near the battlefield. The POWs were taken to an adjacent field and shot. Three of the 10 Americans survived, though one later died. He provided detailed information on the location of the incident and the identities of the other soldiers. Following the armistice in 1953 and the release of POWs, the other surviving soldier confirmed the details provided in 1950.

In May 2004, a joint U.S.-North Korean team excavated a mass grave near the “Camel’s Head” after receiving a report that an elderly North Korean national had witnessed the death of seven or eight U.S. soldiers near that location and provided the team with a general description of the burial site.

The excavation team recovered human remains and other personal artifacts, ultimately leading to the identification of seven soldiers from that site. Among the forensic techniques used in the identifications by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command was that of mitochondrial DNA, five samples of which matched the DNA of Arendt’s brother.

For additional information on the Defense Department’s mission to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO web site at www.dtic.mil/dpmo or call 703-699-1169.
der Kriegskind SFA LXV

De Oppresso Liber
Stras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 17:16   #2
Quiet Professional (RIP)
greenberetTFS's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Carriere,Ms.
Posts: 6,922
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warrior...................

Big Teddy
I believe that SF is a 'calling' - not too different from the calling missionaries I know received. I knew instantly that it was for me, and that I would do all I could to achieve it. Most others I know in SF experienced something similar. If, as you say, you HAVE searched and read, and you do not KNOW if this is the path for you --- it is not....
Zonie Diver

SF is a calling and it requires commitment and dedication that the uninitiated will never understand......
Jack Moroney

SFA M-2527, Chapter XXXVII
greenberetTFS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 09:49   #3
Red Flag 1
Area Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 2,952
Welcome home Cpl. May you rest in peace.
Red Flag 1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 17:22   #4
Area Commander
Gypsy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 7,065
Welcome home, Cpl Arendt, may you finally Rest in Peace.
My Heroes wear camouflage.
Gypsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 17:42   #5
Posts: n/a
Welcome home Cpl. may you rest in peace.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 18:40   #6
Quiet Professional
ZonieDiver's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Georgetown, SC
Posts: 4,204
I recently finished David Halberstams work "The Coldest War" about Korea. The battle at Unsan is highlighted. Welcome home, Corporal. Our "Forgotten War" needs to be brought to the fore.

Their sacrifices were a precursor to the sacrifices of my generation.
"I took a different route from most and came into Special Forces..." - Col. Nick Rowe
ZonieDiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 18:46   #7
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: tenn
Posts: 43
Korean War MIA

Bless youy corporal, at least your home after serving your country so well and what a shame we share you laid at peace through all those frigid winters. Rest In Peace and your sacrifice will not be forgotten.
robert2854 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59.

Copyright 2004-2021 by Professional Soldiers ®
Site Designed, Maintained, & Hosted by Hilliker Technologies