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Body of local soldier ID'd 60 years later

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By Abbey Hnat

The body of a man missing since the Korean War has finally been identified and will be returning home to his family 60 years later. 

Army Sgt. Paul M. Gordon of Dry Ridge died in June 1951 after being captured by the Chinese during battle and taken to a prisoner of war camp. 

Between 1991 and 1994, North Korea gave the United States boxes of human remains thought to contain hundreds of U.S. servicemen. 

Scientists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory were able to identify Gordon with the help of circumstantial evidence, forensic identification tools, and DNA comparisons from Gordan's brother and sister. 

7,883 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. 

The funeral for Paul Gordon will be held on June 20th in Williamstown, Ky.  

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