(AP) – The remains of a man from Hannibal will be buried 66 years
after he went missing during the Korean War while serving in the Army.
The Hannibal Courier-Post reports Harold L. Curtis was 17 years old when he
joined the military. He went missing during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir
in late 1950.
According to U.S. Department of Defense, a repatriated American soldier said
during a 1953 prisoner of war exchange that Curtis had died near the Chosin
Reservoir in December 1950.
Curtis’ remains were returned to the U.S. in 1993, but it took several years
for a positive identification.
Curtis’s burial is scheduled for Dec. 23.
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