Omans family to be saluted in Veterans Day program

The family of Army Cpl. Marvin E. Omans, whose remains were finally accounted for and brought home to Jefferson County earlier this year nearly 60 years after he was declared as missing in action during the Korean War, will be honored in a 2 p.m. Veterans Day salute Monday at Trinity Village Retirement Center’s lodge at 6400 Trinity Drive in Pine Bluff.

Omans was a member of the Army’s Company K, 3rd Battalion, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was lost on Dec. 3, 1950, near Sinhung-ri, North Korea, during a mission to secure an important road running along the east side of the Chosin Reservoir.

Omans was reported as missing in action and presumed to have been killed in action. Funeral services with full military honors were held June 24 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. His survivors include two Pine Bluff residents — a sister, Dorothy Martin, and a nephew, Johnie Martin.

Trinity Activities Director Jane McMullin said that in addition to the Omans family honor, Betty Bradshaw will give a “Seat at the Table” presentation to salute missing-in-action and prisoner-of-war military members.

A singing of traditional military songs is planned in toasting living veterans and TAPS will be played in tribute to deceased veterans. Veterans attending the event will be recognized.

The public is invited.