Family Buries Man Killed Decades Ago In Korean War

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An unusual military funeral was held in Plainville on Friday as family and friends gathered to say goodbye to a man who was killed in the Korean War.

From the 21-gun salute to the lone bugler, it was like any other funeral with full military honors. The only difference was that the funeral came nearly 60 years late.

Sgt. 1st Class Lincoln "Cliff" May was killed while fighting in Korea in 1950. His unidentified remains came back to the U.S. in 1993 and were recently identified with the help of a DNA sample taken from his nephew, who said the Army deserves the credit.

"They didn't give up when we did," said Clifford Block, May's nephew. "It's been 58 years, and it's just been a great, great thing that they didn't forget about my uncle."

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