US Veteran's Burial Ceremony (20 Nov. 2020)
- Date2020-11-20 18:48:28
On 20 November, the remains of Korean War veteran Harold R. Johnstad (USA) were laid to rest at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea.
Mr. Johnstad was at first opposed to the idea of his being buried at the UNMCK, saying he felt he was not as deserving as others who lie there, but his wife and family were able to persuade him to change his mind.
Because of COVID-19 precautions, the burial ceremony was small yet dignified with several people coming to pay their final respects, including members of Mr. Johnstad's family; the head of the Busan regional branch of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Mr. Yul-jung KWON, the US consul Mr. Gordon CHURCH, and HTC Troy HEFFNER (USN).