Remains of Korean War soldier ID’d, reburied

Associated Press
Apr 25, 2019

LEAVENWORTH, KS (AP) — A Missouri soldier who was killed 68 years ago during the Korean War has been reburied close to home after his remains were identified through DNA.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that U.S. Army Cpl. Frederick Eugene Coon, of St. Joseph, was last seen manning a roadblock on July 29, 1950. The 22-year-old member of the 24th Infantry Division initially was buried by a South Korean villager and then was interred for 65 years in Hawaii as an unknown soldier.

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Author: Dian Welle