Remains of Northern Michigan Native Return From Korea
The remains of a Northern Michigan soldier, who perished in the Korean War, are finally home.
Sgt. David A. Feriend of Kingsley was declared missing in action 70 years ago.
He was serving with Headquarters Company, 3rd battalion, 31st infantry regiment, 7th infantry division in Korea.
His unit was attacked near the Chosin Reservoir in a 17-day-long siege.
Feriend was last seen driving through the battle getting wounded out of harm’s way.
His family held out hope after he was reported missing but, in August, his remains were identified among those returned by North Korea.
His remains were driven up to Kingsley with a police escort and Governor Whitmer ordered flags at half staff or his arrival.