The remains of a soldier killed during the Korean War were returned home.
Army Cpl. Pete Conley of Chapmanville served in the Korean War. On December 12, 1950, his unit was attacked by enemy forces at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. His body was not recovered following the battle. Conley was 19-years-old.
On June 5, 2021, his remains were finally discovered.
Conley’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu with others still missing from the Korean war. To indicate he has been accounted for, a rosette will be placed next to his name.
On Tuesday, Cpl. Conley was returned to Chapmanville with a police escort.
Funeral services for Army Cpl. Conley will be performed by the Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville, West Virginia, preceding the interment. He will be buried in Pecks Mill.
PHOTO | Dee Dee Adkins Pack