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McAllen soldier from Korean War accounted for

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Army Maj. Harvey H. Storms (Source: Defence POW/ MIA Accounting Agency, courtesy photo)

The Defense PWO/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced a soldier from McAllen killed during the Korean War was accounted for July 29, 2019.

Army Maj. Harvey H. Storms, 34, was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, which was part of the 31st Regimental Combat Team.

According to a release, Storms was reported missing in action on Dec. 1, 1950. His unit was attacked by enemy forces. His remains could not be recovered after the battle.

On July 27, 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June 2018, North Korea turned over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on Aug. 1, 2018, and were subsequently accessioned into the DPAA laboratory for identification.

The release adds Storms’ remains were identified form scientists from DPAA.

Storms’ name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. According to the release, a rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate has been accounted for.

The release adds Storms will be buried on June 12 at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia.

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