Veterans Remains to Come Home After Nearly Seven Decades

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Army Cpl. Jackey Dale Blosser, 21, a member of Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Task Force Faith, was in the battle of the Chosen, which is said to be the worst battle of the Korean war, was reported missing in action Dec. 2, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces.

Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. It is not clear whether he was a POW or if he was KIA. He was listed MIA for three years, and in 1953 he was declared KIA.
For nearly seven decades Cpl. Jackey Dale Blosser’s family did not know his fate. On Nov. 12, 2019 his family received word that his remains were identified in Hawaii as one of the POWs who were returned to the United States by North Korea after an agreement between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. His remains has been in Hawaii since August 2018. Blosser was identified using the DNA of his brother and two of his sisters. Years ago, a stone was placed at the National Cemetary in Grafton. Once his remains are returned to the family he will be buried there.

Blosser’s name is etched on the veteran’s the monument in front of the Tucker County Courthouse, in Parsons. His parents were William Henry Blosser and Minnie Edna Schoonover Blosser. siblings were Willard, Wilfred, William Jr., Billy, and Sam Blosser , Pauline Miller, Januita Martin, Mildred Hansford, Rose Simmons, Betty Hull, Georgia McDaniels, Wanda Newman, and Bonnie Shingleton. The only living sibling is Bonnie Shingleton, who lives in Michigan.