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Soldier killed in Korean War honored in WV

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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. and state flags at all West Virginia facilities are being displayed at half-staff in honor of a soldier who died as a prisoner of war in North Korea in 1951.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags lowered from dawn to dusk Saturday in honor of Army Pfc. Ronald C. Huffman of Lashmeet.

Huffman enlisted in 1950 and served in Korea. He was listed as missing in action after a battle in South Korea and then reported as a prisoner of war in North Korea where he died at 18.

Huffman's remains were not positively identified until last month.

More than 60 years later, his remains have been returned to his West Virginia home. He is being laid to rest in Princeton with full military honors.

 

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