A fallen Korean War hero is returning home to Nebraska

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LONG PINE, Neb. (KNOP) - Richard J. Seadore enlisted in the Army and was captured during a battle north of Seoul, South Korea. The Corporal later died in a POW camp in North Korea in 1951. He was 22 years old.

DNA allowed officials to ID his body in April 2017. His family, Shirley Seadore Hitchcock of Ainsworth, and Pastor Al Seadore of Callaway, were notified.

Seadore was a Corporal, U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

The remains of Richard Seadore will return to Omaha on Friday. There's a ceremony at 2 p.m. on the Epply Airfield tarmac.

American Legion Riders will escort a procession to Lexington Friday evening. He will be buried on August 4th in Long Pine with a graveside service and full military honors. Wes Hitchcock, nephew of the deceased, will be the officiant. Funeral services are by Hoch Funeral Homes.

PROCESSION SCHEDULE:
*Casey Walton is coordinating the American Legion Riders.

Omaha Eppley Tarmac Ceremony: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Procession Break #1: 4 p.m. Arrival Exit 399, Fat Dogs Gas Station in Lincoln

Procession Break #2: 5:30 p.m. Grand Island, Bosselman Truck Stop

Destination: Lexington, Love Funeral Home approx. 7 p.m.

August 4th Procession: Starts at Callaway, and proceeds through Broken Bow, Sargent, Taylor and Bassett.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Grandview Cemetery, Long Pine

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