NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The remains of a Kentucky war veteran have returned home nearly 70 years after he was killed in action in Korea.
Private First-Class James Cletuis Williams was killed on July 20, 1950. He was listed as missing in action for 68 years.
Williams was previously buried as a Korean War Unknown in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. His remains were identified in 2018.
The flag-draped casket arrived at Nashville International Airport, Wednesday morning.
Nashville International Airport just came to a hault. As Private First Class James Williams came home after being missing in action for 69 years in Korea. pic.twitter.com/EWbA7TtkBl— Chris Conte (@chrisconte) July 17, 2019
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with full military honors, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville.