Jan. 22, 2020

WHAT: U.S. Army Cpl. Earl H. Markle was just 19 years old when he gave his life in the service of the nation during the Korean War. Markle was serving with the 1st Calvary Division when the unit was attacked during the Battle of Unsan in present day North Korea. Following the battle, Markle was reported missing and, three years later, declared deceased. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and other military honors.

Markle’s remains were unaccounted for until 2019. A year prior, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, at the urging of President Donald Trump, returned Markel’s remains, along with the remains of other U.S. Armed Forces members killed during the Korean War, to American authorities. Markle is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

To honor Markle, a portion of Roth’s Church Road will be dedicated as the Corporal Earl H. Markle Memorial Road thanks to Rep. Seth Grove’s (R-Dover) House Bill 2017.

WHO: Grove will be joined by veterans and dignitaries.

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Spring Grove VFW Post No. 5265, located at 199 W. 1st Ave., Spring Grove

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Will be available, barring technical difficulties at RepGrove.com.

Media contact: Greg Gross, 717.260.6374, ggross@pahousegop.com