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Body of war veteran to return home after more than 60 years

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The body of a Korean War veteran who went missing more than 60 years ago is returning home.

Local media outlets report Raymond McMillian will soon find his final resting place in Martinsville.

He joined the military in 1948 and served as a medic during the Korean War, earning the title of First Sergeant.

Relatives say he was taken as a Prisoner of War in 1951 and went missing in action. For 65 years, his family was left without answers.

In 2007, the family was able to start using DNA technology to identify his remains. Last month, they discovered it was a match.

McMillian will be flown March 24 to Greensboro, North Carolina before being escorted by law enforcement to Martinsville, where a tribute service and funeral will be held.


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