Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The remains of a soldier from Seneca Falls who was killed during the Korean War returned to Central New York on Tuesday, more than 60 years after his unit was overrun by Chinese troops during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
Army Cpl. Elmer Kidd was a 22-year-old member of the Heavy Mortar Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, when he went missing in action.
He was presumed dead on Feb. 16, 1954.
His remains were identified on Oct. 11, 2012.
Kidd’s remains were flown into Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport around noon on Tuesday.
His funeral is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at Sanderson Moore Funeral Home in Seneca Falls.
Kidd's remains will be buried in Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus.
Kidd has one living relative, a sister who lives in Seneca Falls.
He never married and entered the military directly out of high school.