A Korean War soldier who went missing 62 years ago has been buried with full military honors in a North Carolina veterans cemetery, after his remains were finally identified.
The Fatyetteville Observer reports Saturday (http://bit.ly/Sj8D2y) that Army Pfc. James Curtis Mullins was buried in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake. It was the third burial of his remains.
His older brother, Clayton Mullins, said Friday’s service brought closure.
“It brings closure to a lot of questions I had in my mind,” he said. “Where he was at. What could possibly have happened to him. It made me happy that they finally identified him, and it made me sad in another way.”
James Mullins was 18 when he headed for South Korea at the onset of the Korean War in June 1950. He went missing a month later, when his unit was overrun and scattered near the village of Yugong-ni.
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It’s been nearly two years since War Remains was published and in that time the remains of 70 service members have been identified and those men have finally made their journeys home from war. There are still 7,940 men still missing from the Korean War.
Until They Are Home.