Remains of Korean War POW set for return to Cambridge

The remains of a Korean War veteran are headed back to his hometown of Cambridge 65 years after he died, thanks to his nephew's 11-year effort seeking their return.

The Boston Globe ( ) reports the remains of U.S. Army Cpl. Ronald Sparks will be flown from Hawaii to Logan International Airport on Tuesday. Sparks died in a North Korean POW camp in May 1951 at age 20.

Sparks' remains had been interred at a military lab until he recently was identified through DNA testing.

Bob Sparks says he made it his mission to locate his uncle's remains following a deathbed plea from his father. He only met his uncle once, the night before he shipped out.

Ronald Sparks will be honored with a procession passing by his former home.


Information from: The Boston Globe,