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Ark. Soldier killed in Korea Laid to Rest

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Nearly 60 years after an Arkansas soldier disappeared on a frozen battlefield during the Korean War, his remains have been laid to rest.

 About 100 family members, friends, veterans and active military personnel attended Friday's funeral for Army Pfc. Johnny Mayberry in his hometown of Fort Smith.

His flag-draped silver casket was carried by a military honor guard. After the funeral, a procession led by the hearse containing his remains made its way to the cemetery as hundreds of residents lined the sidewalk to watch him pass.

Mayberry's remains were discovered near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in 2004 and identified through DNA analysis in April. --- Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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