Korean War Vet Receives Purple Heart

By Mr. Russell Toof (99th RSC)March 29, 2016

On March 29, Capt. Koncar and Sgt. 1st Class Lafon from the U.S. Army Reserve's 733rd transportation company in Reading, Pennsylvania, presented the Purple Heart to the family of Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr. Meckley was considered Missing in Action on Dec. 2, 1950 near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea during the Korean War. On April 9, 2015, repatriated remains from the battlefield were analyzed, identifying them as Meckley's.
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – On March 29, Capt. Koncar and Sgt. 1st Class Lafon from the U.S. Army Reserve's 733rd transportation company in Reading, Pennsylvania, presented the Purple Heart to the family of Sgt. Wilson Meckley Jr. Meckley was considered Missing in Action on Dec. 2, 1950 near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea during the Korean War. On April 9, 2015, repatriated remains from the battlefield were analyzed, identifying them as Meckley's. (Photo Credit: Mr. Russell Toof (99th RSC)) VIEW ORIGINAL