Arthur Leon Aloysius Hodapp
In April 1951, Hodapp's 5th Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 24th Infantry Division, was part of a front fighting off the "Spring Offensive," a push to capture Seoul by Chinese Communists who had invaded to aid North Korea. Hodapp did not return. By August 1953, five soldiers had confirmed that Hodapp had died at Mining Camp No. 1. It was a temporary camp also known as "Death Valley."
Seth Perlman Members of Illinois' Army Color Guard fold the flag that covered Artie Hodapp's casket during funeral services in Freeport, Ill., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. More than half a century after he died in Korea, the bones of the young soldier, Artie Hodapp, are returned after being matched with relatives' DNA. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) View complete article appearing in the Southern.com
The flag-covered casket of Artie Hodapp is carried by Korean War
veterans at the St. Joseph's cemetery during funeral services in
Freeport, Ill., on Wednesday. More than half a century after he died
in Korea, the bones of the young soldier are returned after being
matched with relatives' DNA. (Associated Press)
Photo2. Frances Meyers, 88, receives the flag that covered her brother Artie Hodapp's casket from Korean War veteran Dwight Allmon during services in Freeport, Ill., on Wednesday. (Associated Press). View the complete article appearing in the Washington Times.