Korean War Vet's Remains To Be Buried In Wichita

By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen
By: AP - Posted by Giang Nguyen

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A veteran who died 61 years ago in a North
Korean prisoner of war camp will be buried in Wichita on Saturday.

Army Cpl. Henry Johnson's great-niece and her mother live in
Wichita, and are the only known remaining relatives of Johnson. He
had no known ties to Wichita.

A memorial service for Cpl. Johnson will be at 11 a.m. Saturday
at Jackson Mortuary and burial will be in Lakeview Gardens
Cemetery.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/HmIn37 ) Johnson's Army
record shows he was taken prisoner in North Korea in 1950. Soldiers
returning from prison camps in 1953 said Johnson died of starvation
and exposure. He was 21 when he died.

Johnson's remains were among 31 boxes of remains returned by
North Korea in the 1990s. DNA analysis recently identified him.


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