Leominster man killed in Korean War return homeAP , Associated Press
Oct. 12, 2013 10:55 AM ET
LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — The remains of a Leominster soldier killed during the Korean War are finally returning home.
The body Pfc. Norman Dufresne will arrive in Massachusetts on Wednesday and will be escorted back to Leominster. The city is asking residents to line the streets for the welcome home.
The Sentinel & Enterprise (http://bit.ly/GPwaJa ) reports that a service at the Leominster Veterans Center is scheduled for Thursday.
A public wake will be held Friday at Leominster City Hall. A full military funeral will be held at St. Cecilia's Church.
The remains were found near the village of Taesu in southern South Korea in August 1951.
The unknown remains were finally analyzed in 2012 by the U.S. Army Central Identification Unit in Japan, which determined that they were Dufresne.
Information from: Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.), http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com