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After 60 years of pain, Minnesota families get closure all at once (Korean War dead come home)
Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 7/22/11 | Mark Brunswick - Staff Reporter

Posted on 07/22/2011 9:58:10 PM PDT by MplsSteve

In a remarkable testament to new technology, the remains of three Minnesotans who died within weeks of one another as prisoners in the Korean War -- their whereabouts unknown for 60 years -- will be back at home within a month of each other.

In a remarkable testament to fate, two of them may have been in the same prison camp at the same time in early 1951.

One was James Sund, an Army corporal whose remains will be flown Friday evening to the airport in Fargo, N.D., and receive military honors. He will be buried Tuesday in his hometown of Highlanding, Minn. The other was Ralph Carlson, an Army sergeant and tank driver who was buried last month in his hometown of Braham, Minn.

The third was Army Master Sgt. Michael C. Fastner, a 31-year-old St. Paul native who died about the same time at another prison camp about 120 miles away. Fastner, a prisoner of war in both World War II and the Korean War, will be buried Friday at Fort Snelling following a funeral service at the Church of St. Agnes in St. Paul.

The recoveries are part of a sustained military effort based in Hawaii to bring home and identify the remains of American service members.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: koreanwar; minnesota
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1 posted on 07/22/2011 9:58:14 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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2 posted on 07/22/2011 10:00:23 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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My family still has an MIA, SFC Homer I May,of Minneapolis, who was awarded the DSC (posthumosuly) for action against the enemy, Sept.1 1951, Hill 851 North Korea Those of us left still love and miss him.
3 posted on 07/23/2011 6:48:31 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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Welcome home boys! Job well done!


4 posted on 07/23/2011 7:01:12 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: MplsSteve

Welcome home boys! Job well done!


5 posted on 07/23/2011 7:01:24 AM PDT by cableguymn
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