- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The remains of a U.S. Army soldier from Oklahoma who was killed in the Korean War have returned to the state.

The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/1SbyZ4y ) that the remains of Cpl. Eldon Ervin of Wyandotte arrived Friday at Tulsa International Airport where they were met by Ervin’s five surviving brothers and sisters and other family members.

The family says the Department of Defense told them Ervin was killed by mortar fragments on Nov. 28, 1950, when he and other soldiers were attacked near the Chosin Reservoir. The remains were recently identified after family members provided DNA samples.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami and burial with full military honors will be in Seneca, Missouri, next to Ervin’s father.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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