Governor Asa Hutchinson has directed that the state flag of Arkansas fly at half-staff beginning at sunrise, Monday, October 21, 2019, to sunset, Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in tribute to the memory of United States Army Corporal Jerry Mack Garrison of Lamar.
The family of Corporal Garrison was notified on December 2, 1950, that he was "missing in action" after his unit was attacked during the Korean War's Battle of Chosin Reservoir. The details of his death are unknown.
After President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018, North Korean officials returned the remains of several members of the U.S. armed forces that were recovered near Singhung-ri, where Corporal Garrison was reported missing.
Through DNA analysis, Corporal Garrison's remains were identified. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday, October 22nd in Lamar, Arkansas.
Governor Hutchinson has proclaimed Tuesday as Jerry Mack Garrison Memorial Day in Arkansas.