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Remains of Korean War vet to return to Minn.

October 5, 2013
Associated Press

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Grygla native is coming home to rest, nearly 63 years after he was listed as missing in action during the Korean War.

The remains of Cpl. Harold Evans are being returned to northwestern Minnesota this week.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/15Ov9wn ) that authorities positively identified Evans' remains last month, matching DNA of remains with DNA provided by his siblings.

Evans' remains will be escorted from Honolulu to Fargo, N.D., on Wednesday, then to Thief River Falls, where he will be buried with full military honors.

Harold joined the Army and was 22 when he was sent to North Korea in 1950. A letter he wrote home on Thanksgiving Day of that year is believed to be his last communication he had with his family.

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Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

 
 

 

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