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Duluth native to be in Korean display about war


DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- A memorial museum opening next month in South Korea will include the story of a Duluth native who was among the first Americans to die in the Korean War.

U.S. Army Corporal Paul Larson was 19 when he died in the Battle of Osan in 1950. His death was memorialized by Joe Langone, a fellow soldier who was with Larson when he died.

A Duluth News Tribune report says Langone wrote about Larson in a 1995 poem, "The Death of a Friend." Excerpts will appear in the exhibit of the U.N. Forces First Battle Memorial.

A monument to the battle and its U.N. dead was built in Osan in 1982. The memorial museum is scheduled to open April 23rd.

Langone says he's honored the museum is using his poem.

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