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Remains of Tenn. soldier returned from Korea

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The remains of U.S. Army Pfc. Frank Primm Jennings will be interred in West Tennessee, 61 years after he disappeared during the Korean War.

Jennings remains were returned to Nashville International Airport on Wednesday and burial will be Saturday afternoon at Jeanette Cemetery.

He was 19 years old when he went missing on April 25, 1951, in South Korea.

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs said in a news release that Jennings served with the Army's Third Infantry Division.

His skeletal remains were discovered in October 1986 and his family received confirmation of his identity in December 2011.

Jennings was a Decaturville native who graduated from Parsons High School.

He is survived by a sister, Emily Ann Vise of Decaturville, and a brother, William G. Jennings of Parsons.

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