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Brought home

August 7, 2014
Weirton Daily Times

Lillian Anderson receives an American flag from Marine veterans Bob Carr, Butch Mundell at right and Paul Walton, all of the Monongalia County W.Va. Detachment342 Marine Corps League during the procession on the Gateway Connector in Fairmont Tuesday. Anderson is the sister of Korean War veteran Cpl. Alva Groves, whose remains were brought home to Marion County on Tuesday after 63 years. Groves enlisted when he was just 17. On Aug. 19, 1950, Groves landed in Korea. Groves was lost on his first mission. His family learned that he had been captured when, in August 1953, communist authoritites under the terms of the war armistice released a list of POWs. The report stated that Groves died while in communist custody on April 14, 1951. Through DNA from Anderson and niece Sandra Buswink Groves, remains were identifed. -- Associated Press

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