Remains of Korean War vet returned to Kentucky after nearly 70 years

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 20:28:01-04

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.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with full military honors, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville.

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