Illinois National Guard

Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Seminole War
Civil War
Spanish-American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Since Vietnam
    Korean War
    Unlike previous wars, the GRS had not been disbanded. At the start of the Korean War, the GRS was operational and ready to process casualties. This war was different from wars fought in the past. Battle lines changes quickly, sometimes as much as 100 miles in a week. The old system of following the troops and establishing cemeteries was not effective. Due to the movement of the front, cemeteries would often end up behind enemy lines. The U. S. Military would find itself fighting battles to regain cemeteries long enough to evacuate the bodies further south. Shortly into the conflict, General McArthur ordered all cemeteries evacuated and moved to Tanggok, an extreme southern location. Tanggok's location allowed for easy access to Japan. Once processing facilities in Japan were constructed, bodies would no longer be buried and shipped later. Now they could be identified and shipped home in a miraculous 30 days. This was a vast improvement over the 2 to 6 years it took in World War II. This became possible to the dedication of air assets for evacuation and shipping. With advances in technology, the GRS could see the possibility of all war dead being returned home. "All will come home", became their motto. On May 30th, 1958 an unknown was selected from both World War II and Korea and interred in Arlington National Cemetery.