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Lansing soldier who went MIA during Korean War has been accounted for and will be buried July 23

It was announced by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Thursday that Army Cpl. Richard L. Henderson Jr. of Lansing, New York, was now accounted for after being killed in the Korean War.

Henderson was announced missing on December 6, 1950 when his unit was attacked near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea.

He was a part of the Headquarters Battery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division.


The summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018 resulted in North Korea turning over 55 boxes that contained the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War.

Remains arrived in Hawaii on August 1, 2018 and were sent to the DPAA lab for testing.

Anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence were used to identify Henderson.

Mitochondrial DNA, Y chromosome DNA, and autosomal DNA analysis were also used by scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System.


Names of missing military personnel from the Korean War are recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, and Henderson’s name will be marked with a rosette to show he is now accounted for.

His burial will take place July 23, 2021 in his hometown.

His personal profile is available here.



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