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Sgt. Peter Johnson of the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard presents the flag that draped the casket of Cpl. James Sund to his sister Mabel Hayes at Sund's burial Tuesday in Highlander Cemetery near Goodridge. Sund died as a prisoner of war in 1951 in Korea and his remains were recently positively identified. Eric Hylden / Forum Communications Co.

60 years after dying in POW camp in Korea, Goodridge man's remains returned to community who never forgot him

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GOODRIDGE, Minn. - As the hearse bearing Army Cpl. James Norman Sund's flag-draped coffin pulled up outside Faith Lutheran Church here more than an hour before Tuesday's funeral was to begin, dozens of people lined the street, waiting.


Veterans in their service caps saluted. Mothers covered their hearts and clutched the hands of children, who themselves clutched small American flags.

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