Recently identified Korean War soldier to be laid to rest
SEYMOUR (AP) — A southwest Missouri soldier will be laid to rest Saturday after being listed as missing for more than six decades.
The remains of Army Cpl. Donald Matney arrived Friday at Lambert Airport in St. Louis. The Korean War soldier will be buried Saturday in Seymour. Gov. Jay Nixon ordered flags to be flown at half-staff across the state in his honor on Saturday.
Matney was 18 when he was sent overseas. The Army said he died on July 20, 1950.
But since then, he was classified as missing in action. Authorities say the remains were recently identified.