Welcoming Home a Fallen Warrior

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution participated in a funeral service on December 2nd, 2021 to welcome home a fallen warrior. After a long delay, Kenneth Foreman was brought home and buried in his home town of Mt. Orab, Ohio.

Kenneth Foreman returns home!

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that the remains of a 19-year-old Mount Orab man Army Corporal Kenneth Foreman killed during the Korean War were positively identified on June 7, 2021.

Corporal Foreman was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

He was reported missing in action on Dec. 2, 1950 after his unit was attacked near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.  Following the battle, military officials said his remains could not be recovered.

On July 27, 2018, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un turned over 55 boxes which reportedly carried the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War.

The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Base in Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018 and were then brought to a DPAA laboratory for identification.

Corporal Foreman’s name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (also known as the Punch Bowl) in Honolulu, Hawaii.  A rosette will now be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

Corporal Kenneth R. Foreman of Brown County, Ohio is coming home after 71 years.  Kenneth was serving in the US Army during the Korean War as a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32 Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action and ultimately declared dead on December 2, 1950.  He was in North Korea the Battle of Chosin Reservoir when his Battalion was attacked by enemy forces.  He was identified on June 7, 2021.  

Corporal Foreman was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Kenneth was born on March 29, 1931 to the late James Howard and Thelma Pearl Foreman in Brown County, Ohio.  He is survived by his nieces and nephews Danny L. (Monica) Bolender of Sardinia, Ohio, Terry Bolender of Mt. Orab, Ohio, Jamie Garrison of Dayton, Ohio, Sherry Garrison of Dayton, Ohio, and Michael Garrison on Dayton, Ohio; along with numerous great nieces and nephews.

Kenneth had two sisters who are also both deceased Jo Anne Bolender and Lennie Garrison.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Crosspoint Wesleyan Church in Mt. Orab, Ohio.  Burial was at the Mt. Orab Cemetery with Chaplin David Long officiating.

The Sons of the American Revolution sent Patriots from the Ohio Society and the Cincinnati Chapter to honor this American hero.  The Color Guard members from both chapters were dressed in period historic uniforms and stood at attention and performed the mourning presentation for this fallen serviceman who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

There were representatives from the Army who fired a rifle volley salute honoring this fallen warrior who was finally brought home to be with his loved ones.  It has been a long road home,    Taps was played and a beautiful solo was sung bringing this solemn day to a close.

Peace be with you and your family Corporal Foreman.  Welcome home!

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