ELKHART, Ind. — A northern Indiana man who went missing in action during the Korean War is finally getting a memorial service thanks to his sister’s dying wish.

Cpl. Clyde R. Clifford was declared dead by the U.S. military in December 1953, more than three years after the 20-year-old Elkhart man was reported missing in action.

But The Elkhart Truth reports that his mother never arranged a funeral service for him because she held out hope until her death that he would someday return home.

Clifford’s sister, Nancy Lanthier, died in March before fulfilling her plans for a service honoring her brother’s life and service.

But thanks to a dying request she made to her hospice caregiver, Clifford will be honored Saturday with full military honors at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.

Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.elkharttruth.com

To leave a tribute to Cpl. Clyde Cliffords: http://www.chapelhillmemorial.com/

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