World War II soldier from Kentucky to be buried in hometown

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A U.S. Flag flies during sunset on the National Mall in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

McKEE, Ky. (AP) — The Army says the remains of a Kentucky soldier killed during World War II will be buried this month in his hometown.

The burial at Wind Cave Baptist Church in McKee for Pfc. Berton J. McQueen was rescheduled for Oct. 16 and will follow funeral services.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said earlier that the 20-year-old McQueen was accounted for in July.

McQueen was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division in November 1944 as troops battled the German infantry in Clefcy.

He was mortally wounded and died Nov. 23. Remains were recovered in 1946 but couldn’t be identified at the time.

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