Pair of American soldiers killed in Korean War finally being sent home for burial
SEOUL, South Korea — Two 2nd Infantry Division soldiers killed in the Korean War were being returned home for burial this week, nearly seven decades after they perished in North Korea, a government agency said.
The remains of Army Cpl. Terrell J. Fuller and Army Sgt. William A. Larkins — both 20 when they died — were not among those returned last month by North Korea. Their remains were recovered as part of joint searches and unilateral handovers from North Korea that took place more than a decade ago. But the two men were only recently identified following a lengthy forensics process
Fuller, of Toccoa, Ga., was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division when he was taken prisoner as his unit retreated in South Korea following battles with Chinese forces fighting with the North.
“After enduring sustained enemy attacks, the American units withdrew to Wonju, South Korea. It was during this withdrawal that Fuller was reported missing, as of Feb. 12, 1951,” according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, or DPAA.
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