CLARKSVILLE — Jan 5, 2013 - The remains of Pfc. Glenn Schoenmann will finally be laid to rest in Tennessee, 62 years after he survived one of the worst battles of the Korean War, only to die from wounds and malnutrition about a month later.
The Grundy County native was assigned to Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army and was captured during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea on Nov. 28, 1950.
He died as a prisoner of war on Dec. 29, 1950. He was 20 years old.
For his family, the book on him remained open, with no closure in sight until his Illinois nephew did a chance search on the Internet nearly a decade ago.
The nephew, Dennis Schoenmann, posted information on an ancestry site while searching for Tennessee family members.
To his surprise, he was later contacted by a government official who was involved in identifying Korean War remains. He said he had a possible lead on Glenn Schoenmann. read more>>>