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Minn. Soldier Who Died During Korean War Honored

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Army Cpl. James Sund  (credit: Imforum)

Army Cpl. James Sund (credit: Imforum)

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GOODRIDGE, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered U.S. and Minnesota flags flown at half-staff Tuesday to honor a Thief River Falls area soldier who died during the Korean War 60 years ago.

Army Cpl. James Sund went missing in action on Feb. 12, 1951, near Wonju, South Korea. Just over two months later, Sund died in a North Korean POW camp. He was 28.

The U.S. recovered Sund’s remains in 1992, but they were only recently identified through DNA.

Sund will receive a memorial with full military honors Tuesday in Goodridge, in northwestern Minnesota.

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