08 Aug '18, 12am

Funerals for Korean War Missing Highlight Long Wait Facing Families

Funerals for Korean War Missing Highlight Long Wait Facing Families

The upcoming funerals this week of two soldiers who had been listed as missing from the Korean War illustrate the difficulty forensic specialists will have in establishing identities for the 55 cases of remains brought to Hawaii last week. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) said the funeral for Army Sgt. William A. Larkins of Pennsylvania will be held in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, on Friday. Larkins' remains were among those recovered in a joint field activity in North Korea in 2005. He was finally identified on May 4, 2017, 12 years after the remains were brought back, the DPAA said. Larkins was 20 years old when he went missing in December 1950. On Saturday, a funeral will be held for Army Cpl. Terrell J. Fuller of Georgia in his hometown of Toccoa. Fuller's remains were among 208 boxes of commingled human remains turned over by North Korea from 1990 to 1994. H...

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