Another soldier returns home from a “forgotten war.”
The remains of Cpl. Clyde E. Anderson are being returned to his family. The Korean War veteran will be buried with full military honors on Saturday in Blanchester, the Department of Defense announced.
Anderson, 24 when he died, had been listed as missing in action since his disappearance near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, U.S. military officials said. Anderson was last seen on Nov. 28, 1950, driving a Jeep in a convoy that was ambushed by communist forces, American officials said.
He was with the 31st Regimental Combat Team that was advancing along the eastern bank of the Chosin Reservoir, according to the Defense Department. His unit came under attack and withdrew to positions near Hagaru-ri, south of the reservoir.
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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, these stories about a Korean War soldier or Marine finally coming home from the war always get to me. I always think about the closure that some family will finally have because their father, brother, or uncle has finally come home.
At the same time, I am very proud of my Korean War novel War Remains and the story about the search for war remains. That’s why I hope more people will read my novel and never forget those men who haven’t come home yet. The story is one that resonates strongly in the hearts of all those family members still waiting for their loved ones to come home from this so-called “forgotten war.” When you read the last couple of chapters you will understand exactly what I am talking about. Just make sure you have a box of Kleenex nearby.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
Welcome Home, Cpl. Clyde E. Anderson.
Rest in Peace, Sir.