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Korean War Veteran Missing 63 Years to Get Funeral

MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) - The family of a Korean War veteran declared missing in action 63 years ago will finally get to give him a funeral and burial with full military honors. 

The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports Donald Victor MacLean was declared missing in action in 1950, about two months before his 18th birthday.   

Donna Mitchell of McHenry is MacLean's twin sister. She says she and another sister wrote numerous letters to the Army over the years asking what happened to their brother.   In 2012 new DNA testing identified MacLean as being among more than 800 unidentified Korean War veterans buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

His remains will be flown to Chicago this week. A burial is scheduled for Wednesday in the northwest suburb of Cary. 

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