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Posted: Jun 20, 2014 9:22 AMUpdated: Jun 20, 2014 9:29 AM

Funeral Services Planned for 1952 Crash Victim

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The Associated Press

Services are planned this weekend for a Kansas soldier who was among those killed when a military plane crashed in Alaska more than 60 years ago.

Earlier this week, the Department of Defense released the identities of 17 people onboard the C-124 Globemaster, which crashed in 1952. The department was able to identify the victims after the glacier shifted two years ago, releasing the remains.

Army Pvt. Leonard Kittle of Caney was among the 52 killed.

Kittle will be buried Saturday next to his mother's grave at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Caney, where Kittle was born and raised. His casket was flown with an Army honor guard to Tulsa on Thursday and then driven north to Caney on U. S. 75 through Bartlesville.

Organizers are asking people to line the streets in Caney with flags down 4th Street Avenue and north of McGee to the Sunnyside Cemetery for the 10:30 service.  The Patriot Guard, American Legion Riders and anyone else that wants to ride is encouraged to provide an escort.


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