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Remains of Soldier Killed in Korean War to be Buried

Sep 14, 2020

The remains of a Missouri soldier who died nearly 70 years ago in the Korean War will be buried Thursday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis County.

The burial plan for Jerome V. Hummel of St. Louis was announced by the Army on Monday. Hummel was a corporal who was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950, near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, after his unit was attacked by enemy forces. He was 23.

Remains turned over by North Korea in July 2018 were tested, including DNA analysis, and proved to be those of Hummel.

Centralia will finally bury a fallen soldier tomorrow 45 years after he died. Rodney Griffin was killed more than four decades ago when his Army helicopter crashed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. 

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A 37-year-old soldier killed by a gunman in the recent shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, will be honored with a procession before being laid to rest.

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Sergeant Major Mike Lederle surprised his children at their school in Ashland Wednesday afternoon. His 9th and 11th graders, Trinten and Samantha, thought they were just attending a flag presentation assembly at Southern Boone County high School. But during the ceremony, their father – who they thought was still on deployment to Afghanistan – walked out to greet them with a hug.