Remains Of Korean War Veteran To Be Buried In Pinckneyville

(Pinckneyville, IL)  —  The remains of a Korean War veteran from Illinois will finally be laid to rest nearly 70 years after the 19-year-old was reported missing in action.  The “Southern Illinoisan” reports Army Corporal Vernon Douglas Presswood will be buried December 3rd in his hometown of Pinckneyville.  He disappeared in 1950 and the U.S. Army declared him deceased three years later.  His remains were recovered in 2001 in North Korea but weren’t identified until this year.

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