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Burial for Lynchburg Sergeant Killed 60 Years Ago

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An army sergeant from Lynchburg killed in action during the Korean War is coming home to be buried after more than 60 years.

Sergeant Charles Scott died during the battle of Chosin Reservoir on December 2, 1950. Scott was stripped of identification, so his body was buried in Hawaii as an unknown soldier. A DNA match from Scott's tooth this year led to his sister and 98-year-old mother in Lynchburg.

"It means a lot that he will be that close to home and it's a comfort to know that he's not so far off that I wouldn't ever be able to go to his grave," Frances Dresser, Scott's mother, said.

Sgt. Scott's remains will be flown to Virginia Tuesday. He will be buried Thursday with full military honors at Fort Hill Memorial Park in Lynchburg.

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