A North Judson-San Pierre graduate will be accompanying the remains of a Korean War soldier to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Army Lt. Col. Timothy W. Miller will be guarding the casket of Lt. Col. Don Faith Jr., of Washington, Indiana, to Faith’s final resting place in the most prestigious cemetery in the world. This is a huge honor that has been bestowed on the former Starke County resident.
Lt. Col. Faith’s remains were recently identified through DNA and other circumstantial and forensic evidence. He was a veteran of World War II and went on to serve in the Korean War.
Records indicate that Faith was seriously injured by shrapnel on Dec. 1, 1950 and subsequently died from those injuries on Dec. 2 but his body was not recovered by U.S. forces at the time. His remains were located in 2004 and returned to the United States for identification.
Lt. Col. Miller, who is currently stationed in Hawaii, will accompany the casket until Faith’s remains are entombed in a spot reserved in the Arlington National Cemetery. Faith was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for personal acts of exceptional valor during the battle.