Whitesville Soldier Killed In Korea Identified

WHITESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials say they have identified the remains of a western Kentucky soldier killed in a battle during the Korean War. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a statement Friday that Army Private First Class Robert A. Wright of Whitesville was accounted for earlier this year. The 18-year-old went missing in action during fighting near Taejon (tay-john), South Korea in 1950. His body couldn’t be immediately recovered and the Army issued a presumptive finding of death in 1953. Scientists began a project in 2018 to identify unknown remains at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and used DNA, dental and anthropological analysis to identify Wright.