Thursday, May 10, 2012
LITTLE ROCK A caravan is making its way across Arkansas to bring home the remains of a Korean War prisoner of war.
More than 60 years after Master Sgt. Elwood Green died in North Korea, the Norman, Ark., native’s remains arrived home Thursday. Many members of Green’s extended family were on hand for a ceremony to honor his service and to bring closure to those who missed him.
Green was a veteran of North Africa and Italy during World War II. He was captured in Korea on Nov. 28, 1950, and died Feb. 18, 1951.
Army researchers recovered his remains in 2005 and identified them this year by using DNA samples from relatives.
Among those receiving Green was his daughter Josie Tibbetts, who was a baby when her father died.