Thursday marked a bittersweet day for one mid-state family, a day they’ve waited for since the 1950s. The remains of missing Korean War soldier, Glenn Schoenmann, were finally return home Thursday afternoon. Private First Class Schoenmann was 20-years-old when he went missing in action 62 years ago, six months after joining the army. He was involved in the infamous Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea on November 28, 1950. He reportedly died as a Prisoner of War on December 29, 1950.
His family said his remains were recovered in 2004, but his remains were not identified until November 2012.
Last fall, a Vietnam villager found the remains of Spc. Marvin Phillips after he had been missing for 45 years. Phillips grew up 10 miles from Schoenmann in Grundy County.