WKU Public Radio News Staff
Mon November 5, 2012
Korean War Soldier's Remains Return to Kentucky
The remains of a Kentucky soldier who died in the Korean War in 1950 have been identified and are returning to Kentucky to be interred. Sgt. Stanley Wayne Bear was almost 19 years old when he died Sept. 4, 1950, in South Korea as a member of the 25th Infantry Division.
His remains were positively identified by a recovery team in October and his internment is scheduled for Wednesday at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East.
His nephew, Patrick Worthington, told The Independent in Ashland that his mother described him as six-foot-two with blonde hair and blue eyes and towered over the rest of the family.
The family always held out hope that his remains would be discovered and they submitted their DNA that led to a positive identification.