The remains of a U.S. Army soldier from Arkansas who disappeared during the Korean War have been returned to the state after more than 64 years.
The remains of Cpl. C.G. Bolden of Clinton arrived by plane Thursday in Little Rock.
Bolden disappeared in January 1951. His remains were among those in more than 200 boxes of remains returned to the United States by North Korea during the 1990s and were identified in December.
Funeral services for Bolden are scheduled for Saturday morning in Clinton at Roller McNutt Funeral Home.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has ordered U.S. and Arkansas flags in the state be flown at half-staff Saturday in Bolden's honor. In a statement, Hutchinson wrote:
Corporal Bolden represented the best of America. The return of his remains back to Arkansas after 63 years reminds us all once again of the enormous sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and the sacrifice of their families. We owe them all a debt we can never fully repay. Today, we are honored to recognize Corporal Bolden, a Korean War hero and forever one of Arkansas’s own.