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Society
2:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Paducah Funeral Held for World War II Soldier 69 Years After Missing In Action

The Patriot Guard conducts a flag folding ceremony. The flag was presented to the Carneal family.
Credit Lance Dennee

The remains of a Paducah-native who died during World War II and has been missing for nearly 70 years have finally returned home. 

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) recently announced that the remains of Army Pfc. William T. Carneal, 24, of Paducah, Ky., who has been missing since World War II, have been identified and have been returned to his family for burial with full military honors. 

Governor Steve Beshear has directed flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today in honor of a Carneal. 

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