Remains of Missouri Man to Be Laid to Rest

Jerome V. Hummel Died 70 Years Ago

Remains of soldier Killed in Korean War to be Buried This Week

The remains of a Missouri soldier who died nearly 70 years ago in the Korean War will be buried Thursday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County. The burial plan for Jerome V. Hummel of St. Louis was announced by the Army on Monday. Hummel was a corporal who was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950, near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, after his unit was attacked by enemy forces. He was 23.

Remains turned over by North Korea in July 2018 were tested, including DNA analysis, and proved to be those of Hummel.  Jerome lived in Northwoods a small municipality in St. Louis County MO. Rest in peace.

The Department of Defense says more than 7,600 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War.

No one is ever gone as long as someone has memories of them.

Please contact the St. Charles County Veterans Museum Oral History project at or call 636-294-2657 for more information and lets’ talk. We want to hear from you because we know…Every Veteran has a story.