GREENUP SOLDIER'S REMAINS Korean War Soldier's Remains To Return to Kentucky
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 5, 2012 1:48 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 6, 2012 2:47 PM EST
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, Greenup County
The remains of a Kentucky soldier who died in the Korean War in 1950 have been identified and are returning to Kentucky to be interred.
Sgt. Stanley Wayne Bear was almost 19 years old when he died Sept. 4, 1950, in South Korea as a member of the 25th Infantry Division. His remains were positively identified by a recovery team in October and his internment is scheduled for Saturday at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East.
His nephew, Patrick Worthington, told The Independent in Ashland that his mother described him as 6 feet 2 with blond hair and blue eyes and towered over the rest of the family.
Family members always held out hope that his remains would be discovered, and they submitted their DNA that led to a positive identification.
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