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Remains of midstate Korean War soldier to be buried today

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 9, 2015 4:03 AM
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FILE PHOTO: Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Gebo, U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," plays taps during a funeral service for Cpl. Robert Meyers, Monday at Arlington National Cemetery. Meyers was killed during the Korean War and his remains were recently identified. (Markell DeLoatch -- PublIc Opinion)

(Harrisburg) -- A Korean War soldier whose remains were recently identified is expected to be buried in the midstate today.

The flag-draped coffin carrying the remains of Army Corporal Martin King arrived Saturday at Harrisburg International Airport -- returning him home 65 years after he was reported missing in action. 

An honor guard and a handful of relatives were on hand for a brief but solemn ceremony.  

The funeral service is planned in Tower City, Schuylkill County, followed by burial with full military honors at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County.  

King was reported missing in action in November 1950 after being captured by enemy forces near Unsan, North Korea.  

Military authorities recently identified his remains from among hundreds of remains given to the United States by North Korea in the early 1990s.  



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