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Servicemen's remains finally returned to Minn.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The remains of two servicemen killed overseas more than a half century ago have been returned to Minnesota.

Caskets containing the remains arrived to a military salute at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday where family members had gathered.

Second Lt. Harry Bedard, of Dayton, disappeared in 1945 when his B-25 aircraft crashed in the Philippines. He was just 22. Bedard's remains and those of four others were buried in a common grave in the Philippines. Years later additional remains were discovered at the crash site and buried in St. Louis.

Ralph Carlson, of Braham, died in a North Korea POW camp in 1951. He was 23. In 1991, the North Korean turned over 11 boxes of remains to the U.S. The Star Tribune reports DNA analysis showed some of the remains belonged to Carlson.

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