60 Years Later, Texas POW Buried in HometownNews Monday, May 21st, 2012
LOCKNEY, Texas (AP) _ Army Cpl. David Lawrence Catlin of Lockney has finally been laid to rest in his West Texas hometown more than 60 years after he died in a North Korean prisoner-of-war camp.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports Catlin was buried on Saturday with full military honors in Lockney, a town of about 1,900 residents 45 miles northeast of Lubbock.
A Defense Department statement says Catlin was 19 when Chinese forces overwhelmed his unit at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in December 1950. He died several months later of malnutrition while a Chinese captive.
His remains were among those of more than 200 U.S. servicemen received from North Korea between 1991 and 1994. He was identified last month.
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