India to repatriate US war veteran’s remains after 58 years

Major General Harry Kleinbeck Pickett will be reburied at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

On the occasion of Memorial Day, the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata announced the repartition of an American war veteran’s remains back to his country from Kolkata, India.

Major General Harry Kleinbeck Pickett, was an exceptionally decorated United States Marine Corps Officer who served with distinction during both World War I and World War II.  According to a statement by the embassy, Pickett died in 1965 while visiting Darjeeling in West Bengal and was buried in a cemetery there.

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