Remains of Local Korean War Soldier to be Returned to Family

October 8, 2010 Updated Oct 8, 2010 at 3:04 PM EDT

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Remains of Local Korean War Soldier to be Returned to Family

October 8, 2010 Updated Oct 8, 2010 at 3:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The remains of two U.S. Army soldiers who went missing during the Korean War are being returned to their families after more than 60 years.

Sgt. Donald M. LaForest of Bay City, Michigan and Master Sgt. John G. Linkowski of Buffalo, New York went missing in action in 1950 following a battle at Unsan. The remains of the two men are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

The two will be buried Thursday, October 14 in a joint ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery outside of Washington, D.C.

More information can be found at the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office website here.