Korean War Vet’s remains laid to rest

RINGGOLD, Ga. (WDEF)- The remains of a Soldier killed during the Korean War were laid to rest today.

Army Corporal Henry Lewis Helms went missing in action back in December of 1950 in North Korea after his unit was attacked.

Almost seventy years later, Helms’ remains were one of 55 who was turned over by North Korea in July of 2018 after then President Trump met with Kim Jong Un.

Helms was accounted for in April of 2020 after his remains were identified using material evidence and DNA.

His family says that it has been an emotional road for them.

Helms’ nephew, Michael Henry Helms says, I cried cause it means a tremendous uplifting off of the family and to have at least one of his siblings to see it is special too.”

A flag in Ringgold will represent Helms and honor him for his sacrifice.

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