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GREENWOOD, Ind.--The funeral and burial are set for this weekend for a Hoosier soldier – nearly 70 years after he died.

Army Master Sgt. Charles McDaniel was killed during the Korean War in 1950. 

The dogtag and remains of the soldier from Jennings County were given back to the U.S. by North Korea in July.  

The Daily Journal reports that visitation services at Community Church of Greenwood on West Main Street begin at 10 Saturday morning. The funeral comes after that at noon. 

Following the funeral, McDaniel will be buried with military honors at Forest Lawn Cemetery on State Road 135.   

McDaniel was a U.S. Army medic, serving first in World War II before being promoted back to active duty to serve in the Korean War. His unit had been called on to help the South Korean army after it was overwhelmed by Chinese forces in late 1950. He went missing on Nov. 2, 1950 at Unsan, an area in North Korea just miles north of Pyongyang.

An Army profile on him says there is no evidence that he was captured and held as a prisoner of war.

An eyewitness to the battle told military leaders that he was killed in action while working with the wounded. 


(PHOTO: Department of Defense)