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Korean POW/MIA Cpl. Lloyd D. Stidham Funeral In Kentucky
Posted on April 07, 2009

Korean War Danny "Greasy" Belcher, Executive Director
Task Force Omega of KY Inc.
Vietnam Infantry Sgt. 68-69
"D" Troop 7th Sqdn. 1st Air Cav

Task Force Omega of KY will be leaving the BP/Days Inn parking lot in Mt. Sterling, KY at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 13th to have a flag line on Rt. 27 approximately one mile before Camp Nelson in Jessamine County. Everyone is welcome to go with us or meet us there. Remember if you are in the flag line, do not get into the road or turn your back to oncoming traffic. Pull well off the road as you arrive. Let's be safe and show honor to an American POW/MIA returning home.

Korean POW/MIA CPL Lloyd D. Stidham from Beattyville, KY., whose remains were returned, will have his funeral in Lexington, KY and burial at Camp Nelson National Cemetery which is on Rt. 27. Go south on Nicholasville Rd. (Rt. 27) through Nicholasville and Camp Nelson is a mile or so south of Nicholasville, KY on the left before you get to the river.

Visitation: Monday 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM 13 April 2009

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home
3421 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY

Funeral: 1:00 PM Monday 13 April, 2009, also at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home.

Burial is at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6980 Danville Rd, Nicholasville, KY

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 216-09
April 03, 2009

Soldiers Missing In Action From The Korean War Are Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

They are Cpl. Samuel C. Harris Jr., of Rogersville, Tenn; Cpl. Lloyd D. Stidham, of Beattyville, Ky.; Cpl. Robert G. Schoening, of Blaine, Wash; and one serviceman whose name is being withheld pending a briefing to his family. All men were U.S. Army. Harris will be buried April 10 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., Stidham will be buried April 13 in Nicholasville, Ky., and Schoening will be buried June 19 in Arlington.

Representatives from the Army's Mortuary Office met with these servicemembers' next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the secretary of the Army.

These soldiers were assigned to Company C, 65th Combat Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. On Nov. 25, 1950, Company C came under intense enemy attack when it was occupying a position near Hill 222 situated south of the Kuryong River east of the "Camel's Head" bend, North Korea. The men were reported missing in action on Nov. 27.

In 2000, a joint U.S./Democratic People's Republic of Korea team, led by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), excavated a site overlooking the Kuryong River in P'yongan-Pukto Province where U.S. soldiers were believed to be buried. The team recovered human remains and non-biological evidence. One soldier who was also recovered there with this group, 1st Lt. Dixie Parker, was previously identified and buried in December 2007 in Arlington.

Among other forensic identification tools and circumstantial evidence, scientists from JPAC and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory also used mitochondrial DNA and dental comparisons in the identification of these soldiers' remains. Remains that could not be individually identified will be buried as a group in Arlington on a date to be determined.

For additional information on the Defense Department's mission to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO Web site at http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo or call (703) 699-1169 or (703) 699-1420.

 
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