Korean War veterans remains returned home after 68 years

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (WOWT) -- A Korean War veteran will be laid to rest in Nebraska sixty eight years after passing away.

Sgt. Lenord Chinn was captured by enemy forces while fighting of attacks in North Korea. Chin was captured by enemy forces and was held in several North Korean POW camps before his death in 1950.

In late 1993 North Korea turned over thirty three boxes containing the remains of US servicemen along with North Korean documentation. Recent advances in DNA analysis from the Department of Armed Services and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System was able to accurately identify Chinn’s remains.

A full military service for Chinn will next Wednesday in Silver Creek, Nebraska. It’s moment that has been years in the making for Chinn’s family.

6 News spoke with Sgt. Chinn's son about the development.

"It's definitely not a sad thing. It's a happy thing. It's finally a closure to something after sixty seven years. It means a lot. There's going to be a lot of people there, a lot of military people, and that's what makes me proud. Having that kind of turnout for my Dad's funeral. That's what I'm proud of."
The remains of 7,683 American's who died in the Korean War still unaccounted for."

The Department of Armed Services is continuing to process the remains of fallen soldiers returned from North Korea.