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Chosin Reservoir Lieutenant MIA arrives home

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "The remains of a US Army officer reported missing in action during the Korean War have been identified and will be returned home, military officials confirmed Wednesday.
    1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate, who hailed from Boston, was reported missing on December 11, 1950 after his unit was attacked during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
    Now, 70 years later, Redgate will be finally be laid to rest at the veterans' cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts - 60 miles south of his home city.
    Regate, who was 24 years old, was a member of Battery A, 48th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division when he went missing.
    The exact details surrounding his loss were not known, and his remains could not be recovered at the time.
    But in July 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korea turned over 55 boxes that purportedly contained the remains of American service members killed during the war.
    North Korea had allegedly been holding on to the boxes for decades.
    The remains were subsequently examined by DPAA (Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency) in Hawaii.
    Based on anthropological analysis, as well as DNA and circumstantial evidence, one set was determined to be Redgate's.
    Redgate was officially accounted for in April 2020, but the public announcement about his remains was not made until this week because his family only recently received a full briefing of his identification.
    Redgate’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, and a rosette will now be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for."
  2. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2013
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    ...if I remember correctly, the 7th was East of Chosin [ book has same name ] and the USMC West of Chosin ......7th was disintegrated ...my dad was with 1-7 USMC ....MacArthur was to blame for that mess
    ..East of Chosin is a good book, if you want to check it out
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