Sgt. Stanley DeWitt
US Army Sgt. Stanley DeWitt was only 18 years old when he was reported as missing in action (MIA) by the US Dept. of Defense on Dec. 6, 1950. He was enlisted as a medic with the Medical Detachment 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. His unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered.
On June 27, 2018, following a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un, North Korea turned over 55 boxes of American service members killed during the Korean War. Sgt. DeWitt's remains were located in the 54th box opened and he was identified in 2020.
On Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, a Dignified Transfer of Remains Ceremony took place at Indianapolis International Airport before making their way to his hometown of Logansport, IN. Along the route, many people stood waiting to pay their respects as they watched his homecoming procession. The photo you see below is the hearse carrying Sgt. DeWitt as they drove through Kirklin along US Hwy 421. May he finally be able to rest in peace.