Cpl. Larry M. Dunn to be laid to rest today in Cullman

Cullman-Heritage Funeral Home

CULLMAN – Cpl. Larry M. Dunn's long journey home will finally be complete today, when the soldier's remains will be laid to rest here in Cullman County. The family will receive friends at Cullman-Heritage Funeral Home from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Following the funeral, Dunn and his family will be escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders to Mt. Carmel Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest with full military honors.

Dunn, who was born on Dec. 20, 1931, was sent to Korea as a young man and was captured and declared Missing in Action in Dec.1950.  He was officially declared dead in 1953.

In 1954, many unidentified soldiers were interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. Some of these previously-unidentified remains were recently exhumed. Dunn was one of several such soldiers who were exhumed and positively identified through DNA.

Dunn's official date of death is now listed as Dec. 1, 1950, when he was just 18.

A military flight carrying Dunn’s body arrived at the Huntsville International Airport Wednesday, followed by a ceremony at the airport. Cpl. Dunn was escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders as well as State Troopers and local law enforcement from Huntsville to Cullman-Heritage Funeral Home.


Background: http://www.cullmansense.com/articles/2016/09/01/after-66-years-korean-war-pow-be-laid-rest-cullman


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