The Defense Department says it has positively identified the remains of an Oklahoma serviceman missing since the Korean War. Army Sgt. Ollie Shepard of Hugo was 22 years old when he was deployed to North Korea in late 1950 and his combat team was attacked by Chinese forces. Shepard was presumed killed.
In September 2004, material evidence and human remains were recovered from the site and sent for DNA analysis and matched members of Shepard's family. Shepard will be buried with full military honors February 7 in Bradley, Oklahoma.