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Seneca Falls soldier’s remains to return home more than 60 years after the Korean War

The remains of a Seneca Falls man killed in the Korean War have been identified and will soon make their way back to his home town.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - The remains of a Seneca Falls man killed in the Korean War have been identified and will soon make their way back to his home town.

Army Cpl. Elmer Kidd was a 22-year-old member of the Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, when he went missing in action. Kidd’s unit was overrun by Chinese military on Nov. 30, 1950.

He was presumed dead on Feb. 16, 1954.

His remains were identified on Oct. 11, 2012.

They are scheduled to arrive at Hancock International Airport at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders will accompany his remains en route to Seneca Falls.

His funeral is scheduled for the following Friday at 11 a.m. at Sanderson Moore Funeral Home in Seneca Falls.

Kidd's remains will be buried in Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus.

Kidd has one living relative, a sister who lives in Seneca Falls.

He never married, but entered the military directly out of high school.


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