Decades after combat death, Korean War vet to be buried at home

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CLEVELAND -  Veterans Day: a time for Americans to reflect on all who have served .
Those who have returned and  those who haven't, like Army Sgt. Dean Chaney of Bloomville in Seneca County, which is 90 minutes west of Cleveland. Sgt. Chaney enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1947.

"As soon as he graduated he went into the military, " said his youngest sister Ann Kelbley.

She says her brother was so proud to serve and once he got home he reenlisted.

"He was married, six weeks and was sent out," Ann said.

Shortly after her brother left, they learned he had been reported missing.  Years later they found out he had been captured and died of malnutrition in a POW camp in 1951. His remains were just identified this August.

And now 64 years later, Sgt. Chaney will return home.  His remains will be flown to Cleveland Hopkins Wednesday and buried on Friday.

Welcome home, Sgt. Chaney.

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Bloomville, Ohio

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