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WHAT’S HAPPENING: POW/KIA ceremony honors Sgt. Vernon Judd Jan. 22

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MASSILLON   A ceremony honoring Sgt. Vernon Judd will be at noon Jan. 22 at the American Legion in Massillon.

Judd was taken captive during the Korean War Nov. 28, 1950 and died two-and-a-half months later from malnutrition in a prisoner of war camp. His partial remains were identified and accounted for after family members submitted DNA samples to the military. He was returned home in 2019 for funeral services at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. About 1,300 flags were placed along 6.2 miles and people came out to show their support — along with school children from Dalton Local — as the funeral procession went from Spidell Funeral Home in Brewster to Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Sept. 24, 2019.

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