Seneca Falls Soldier Killed in Action Over 60 Years Ago Coming Home
11/4/2012 5:55:05 AM
By Karissa Gage
A Korean War Soldier will finally be laid to rest after being killed over 60 years ago. Corporal Elmer Kidd was killed in action back in November of 1950 when he was only 26 years old. Kidd was a local man from Seneca Falls when he enlisted in the army in 1948. His remains were recently identified through DNA tests, and he will arrive home on Tuesday. State Senator Mike Nozzolio was a guest on Friday's FL Morning News and he said Kidd deserves a proper burial.
Nozzolio wants folks to remember our veterans on Tuesday.
Nozzolio says he will be among those attending the Military Honors and Burial at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery Friday afternoon.
Kidd fought in the Korean War and was killed in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. He comes home Tuesday morning, the funeral is Friday at Sanderson Moore Funeral Home in Seneca Falls from 11:00 to noon, with a Military Honors and Burial following at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 12:45.
Kidd's remains were among those included in a total of 208 boxes that North Korea turned over to the US in 1993.
Kidd received numerous military honors and medals, including a Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, U.N. Service Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp.