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A missing Michigan vet, who has been missing for 70 years, is coming home

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Posted at 5:53 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 17:53:08-04

LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan solider who has been missing for nearly 70 years is coming home after the Korean war.

Corporal Charles Lawler was just 19-years-old when he was last seen in combat in 1950.

His name, which is carved at a memorial in Traverse City, is one of the few signs of his service. Soon however, he will finally have a headstone.

Lawler's remains were returned to the U.S. after a summit between North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and president Donald Trump.

One veteran said identifying those missing in action can provide closure not only for their families, but also for those who served beside them.

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