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Posted at 5:52 AM ET, 07/12/2010

Korean War soldier to be buried in Va.

By Mike McPhate

A remains of a missing Korean War soldier will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, 60 years after he drowned off the coast of Korea.

Nine distant relatives of Ensign Robert Langwell will attend the ceremony at Arlington on Monday.

Langwell was on board the USS Magpie when the ship was struck by enemy fire and exploded in October 1950. Twelve soldier survived; Langwell was one of 21 who died in the attack.

Langwell's skeleton was found in a shallow grave with his identification card in South Korea last year. Dental records and DNA testing confirmed his identity.

Langwell was originally from Columbus, Ind.

-- Associated Press

By Mike McPhate  | July 12, 2010; 5:52 AM ET
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