WASHINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Residents of a southern Indiana city paid homage to a local soldier who died during the Korean War by honoring him on the same day he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Washington Mayor Joe Wellman led Wednesday's ceremony for Army Lt. Col. Don Carlos Faith Jr. at the Daviess County city's Hill of Heroes.
The Washington Times-Herald reports Wellman placed a wreath at a monument dedicated to Faith before telling firefighters, police officers and others the city wanted to honor Faith on the same day his remains were buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
The 32-year-old Faith was wounded leading a counterattack in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir on Dec. 1, 1950, and died a day later.
His remains were positively identified last October.
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