DALLAS (AP) — The remains of a Texas soldier killed during the Korean War were identified and are scheduled for burial next month in South Texas.
U.S. military officials announced Monday that the remains of 18-year-old Army Pfc. Herschel M. Riggs of Rio Grande City were identified in March.READ MORE: Cancer Worries Lead To Recall Of 'All Lots' Of Anti-Smoking Drug Chantix
Riggs was declared missing in action in July 1950 following combat action against North Korean forces. He was declared dead three years later.READ MORE: Thousands Of Haitian Migrants Crowd Under Bridge To Wait In Texas Town On Mexican Border
Remains retrieved in October 1950 were later buried at the National Memorial of the Pacific in Honolulu. The remains were disinterred in 2017 and officials using DNA, dental and other analyses confirmed they were those of Riggs.MORE NEWS: Texas Doctor Says He's Still Being Punished For Trying To Save Lives During COVID-19
He’s scheduled to be buried May 25 in Pearsall, southwest of San Antonio.