INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A soldier who died as a POW during the Korean War is finally being laid to rest.
Army Sgt. Lee H. Manning is scheduled to be interred with full military honors Friday at Inglewood Park Cemetery near Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles man was just 20 years old when he enlisted in 1950 and trained as a medic.
The Department of Defense says returning prisoners of war reported that Manning was captured by Chinese forces during a 1950 battle and died six months later from medical neglect.
Family members say the government notified them this summer that DNA testing confirmed the identity of remains provided by North Korea.
His sister, Carrie Elam, says Manning never got the chance to live a full life but had a tremendous impact on the lives of his fellow soldiers.
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