North Dakota Korean War Veteran Remains Returned Home After 64 Years


Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An army corporal killed in the Korean War is being returned home after 64 years.

Family members were there tonight, as his remains were flown in to Hector International Airport, ahead of a burial ceremony in New Rockford Thursday.

Army Corporal Cletus Lies was killed in action while tending to wounded comrades in North Korea in 1950. He was 26.

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Becky Parker
Becky Parker - Becky Parker joined the WDAY 6 News team in July of 2012. She was born and raised in Williston, North Dakota.  She graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.   At NDSU, Becky served as News Director for ‘SU TV News, the university’s first ever student-run newscast. She was also an anchor and reporter for the organization.   Before coming to WDAY, Becky was reporting for Lakeland Public Television at their Brainerd, MN bureau. She also spent internship hours at WDAZ in Grand Forks and KVRR Fox in Fargo.   If you have story ideas or questions, please e-mail Becky at
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