MILITARY FUNERAL: Iowa Soldier’s Remains Identified

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The remains of an Iowa soldier killed in action more than 60 years ago are returning to Iowa for burial.

Sergeant First Class Edris “Eddie” Viers, from Swan, was last seen while fighting in the “Battle of Bloody Gultch” in North Korea in 1950.

Viers was declared dead three years later but his remains weren’t identified until last year when they were exhumed from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii and underwent more testing.

Services for Viers are set for next week. Visitation is next Friday from 11:00 a.m. to noon at Mason Funeral Home in Pleasantville. Following the visitation will be a funeral service with full military honors.

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