Korean War Veteran Missing 63 Years to Get FuneralMCHENRY, 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.
See other LocalNews news:FMC Water Company to Shut Off Portions of Service Area as Search for Leak Continues
Man Grabs $1,700 in Meat and Ice Cream During IGA Contest Finale
Illinois Innocence Project Awarded $250K Grant
Eastern Illinois Football Team Creates an Unwelcome Boom
Scott Air Base Finalist for New Support Center