Remains of Korean War POW set for return to Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS. >> The remains of a Korean War veteran are headed back to his hometown of Cambridge 65 years later thanks to his nephew's 11-year effort seeking their return.

The Boston Globe reports the remains of U.S. Army Corporal Ronald Sparks will be flown from Hawaii to Logan International Airport on Tuesday. Sparks, a prisoner of war, died in May 1951 at the age of 20.

Sparks' remains had been interred at a military lab until he was recently identified through DNA testing.

Bob Sparks says he made it his mission to locate his uncle's remains following a plea from his father on his deathbed. He only met his uncle once, the night before he shipped out.

Ronald Sparks will be honored with a procession passing by his former home.

Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com


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