WILLMAR, Minn. — Nearly 69 years after his death near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, Army Master Sgt. Carl H. Lindquist of Willmar will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
The funeral is planned at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at the plot the family had reserved for the missing soldier, who died at age 32, just in case his remains were ever identified.
Lindquist first joined the Army during World War II and saw action during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. After returning home to Willmar and working as a truck driver, he decided to re-enlist in the Army when the Korean War started. His parents were John Lindquist and Edith Nelson Lindquist. His surviving family includes two nephews and cousins.
His remains were identified last year by using mitochondrial DNA analysis, dental, anthropological and chest radiography comparison analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence.
According to the agency, there are still 7,675 American remains unaccounted for from the Korean War.