POW’s remains returned to Louisiana 63 years after death in Korea

POW’s remains returned to Louisiana 63 years after death in Korea
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POSTED: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 2:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 9:52am

Sgt. Clement Thibodeaux, Jr., went missing 63 years ago in Korea. Today, his remains were brought home to the Rabenhorst Funeral Home in Baton Rouge.

On November 27, 1950, Thibodeaux’s unit reached Yongsan-dong and established defensive positions. They were attacked that night from all sides. Although most of the unit made it out successfully, Thibodeaux was taken as a prisoner (POW).

In 1951, all the remaining POW’s were exchanged, but it was reported that Thibodeaux died in a holding camp from pneumonia.

Today, Friday, July 26, his remains were returned to Louisiana by the Patriot Guard. They were escorted to Baton Rouge, but his final resting place will be in Church Point, La.
 

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I WAS THERE NOV. 26,27, 28 WHEN SGT. CLEMENT THIBODAUX JR IS COMING HOME. CPL. JOHN A. PATTERSON KOREA SEPT TILL SEPT 1951. PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME FUNERAL WILL BE SEPT 7 . THE SACRED HEART CHURCH POINT. I FORGOT MY USENAME & PASSWORD. PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS.. I WILL GIVE YOU A CHECK ON MY CREDIT CARD.. PLEASE, PLEASE

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