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Remains of two Korean War veterans returned to Southeast Texas

Updated: Tuesday, December 17 2013, 05:55 PM CST
BEAUMONT - People from Beaumont to Kountze and all the to Louisiana are lining the streets and highways to honor two Korean War veterans whose remains were only recently identified.

A procession escorted the families of Corporal William Newton and Jerry Craig from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Both men died in the 1950's during the Korean War.

Their remains were confirmed this year through DNA testing.

Law enforcement officers and members of the Patriot Guard escorted Craig's body to Louisiana. Newton's daughter lives in Hardin County. His remains were taken through Beaumont this morning to Broussard's in Kountze.

Funeral services for Corporal Newton are this Friday.Remains of two Korean War veterans returned to Southeast Texas


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