An Army soldier from McAllen, killed in the Korean War more than 70 years ago, will finally receive a military burial in the United States.
Major Harvey Storms, at age 34, was shot in a firefight in North Korea December 1st 1950, but his remains couldn’t immediately be recovered. However, following the first summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, North Korea in July 2018 turned over 55 boxes believed to contain the remains of unaccounted-for American servicemen.
A detailed DNA analysis identified one set of remains as those of Major Storms and he was declared accounted for. A plane carrying Storms’ remains flew into DFW Airport Wednesday morning.
The flight continued on to Washington D.C. and the McAllen native and Texas A&M graduate will be interred with full military honors Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.