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10:00 am
Sun April 6, 2014

Kentucky Soldier Who Died in Korean War to be Laid to Rest

Flags will fly at half-staff at all Kentucky state office buildings  Monday in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died in the Korean War 64 years ago.      

Credit Wikipedia

The funeral for Army Corporal William Day will be held in western Kentucky.

Day was reported missing in North Korea on Dec. 2, 1950.  

His daughter, Gloria Shonrock, began searching in earnest for information about Day in 1992. His remains were eventually found among boxes of remains given to the U.S. by North Korea in the early 1990s.

DNA provided by Shonrock and her father's niece helped with his identification.

Last week, Day’s remains were flown to Nashville, where Shonrock, her husband and other family members met them and accompanied them to their hometown of La Center, in Ballard County.

Day will be buried next to his mother Monday in a service with full military honors.