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After nearly 70 years, visitation held for St. Joseph soldier killed in Korean War

The family of Cpl. Frederick Eugene Coon welcomed visitors and guests for the visitation service Tuesday.

Posted: Apr. 23, 2019 12:45 PM
Updated: Apr. 23, 2019 6:01 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)— The family of Cpl. Frederick Eugene Coon welcomed visitors and guests for the visitation service of the fallen soldier Tuesday.

The remains of Cpl. Coon returned to St. Joseph after nearly 70 years. Coon was Killed In Action on July 29, 1950, during the Korean War. 

RELATED: Remains of soldier killed in Korean War return home to St. Joseph after nearly 70 years

A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will be buried with full military honors at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. 

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