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MIA Korean War soldier laid to rest

April 14, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A young soldier who went missing in action nearly 60 years ago in the Korean War has been laid to rest in his native Kentucky after the military identified his remains.

Attended by relatives he never knew, Army Cpl. Lloyd Dale Stidham was buried with military honors at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Donald Stidham said the Army was able to confirm that his half brother and the four soldiers found with him were executed by Chinese troops after they had surrendered.

Stidham said the missing soldier's father and stepmother died in 1999 without learning what happened to their son, who was 18 when he vanished. He had lied about his age to get into the Army.

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