In the March 4 issue of The Madill Record, it was reported that Kenneth Walker, an MIA soldier in the Korean War, was set to be brought home for a proper burial. The funeral that was scheduled for April 18 was forced to be rescheduled due to COVID-19.
Walker’s family will finally be able to properly grieve him and have a proper burial. The new date for the service is October 24, 2020. The service will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Woodberry Forest Cemetery.
The family will be at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. if anybody wishes to drop by.
Walker was reported MIA on December 2, 1950 when the unit he was with was overpowered by the enemy.
Walker’s remains were identified and handed over to the US in August 2018 after the June Summit. North Korean leader Kim Jongun turned over 55 boxes of US Soldiers’ remains.
Scientists used anthropological analysis, accompanied with circumstantial and material evidence, to identify the remains.
One of the soldiers who were identified was Madill resident Kenneth Walker.
Now, he and his family will be able to finally rest in peace.