Lubbock to commemorate return of Korean War service members' rem

Lubbock to commemorate return of Korean War service members' remains

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Friends of the Monument of Courage will hold a memorial service Tuesday morning to honor the remains of 55 service members purportedly returned to the United States from North Korea.

Scientists and archaeologists will have to use extensive tools and resources to confirm these are remains of U.S. service members, ranging from bones to weapons and dog tags.

More than 36,000 Americans died in the Korean War, with more than 7,800 still unaccounted for. There are 431 Texans missing in action.

The Lubbock Area Veterans of Foreign Warns, the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Remember Our Heroes will commemorate their return on Purple Heart Day.

There will be a 21-gun salute at about 8:20 Tuesday morning at the War Memorial near 82nd and Nashville. There ceremony is scheduled to being at 7:55.

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