North Korea

Larry M. Dunn
Cullman Heritage Funeral Home

After more than six decades, a Cullman native who went missing during the Korean War has finally been identified and brought home to Alabama for a full military burial.

The Cullman Times reports U.S. Army Cpl. Larry M. Dunn will be buried this weekend at a small cemetery in Cullman County. Dunn was 18 when he died while serving in North Korea in 1950.

The newspaper reports that recent developments in forensic research technology allowed the U.S. Department of Defense to match Dunn's identity with the unidentified remains of a fallen soldier recovered soon after the war.

Closing the loop — almost — on our reports about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the "mystery woman" who has been seen with him in recent weeks:

North Korea's army has been swearing oaths of loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un after he was given the new title of marshal of the nation, cementing his position. This comes just days after the army chief was dismissed for illness. Analysts suspect these announcements are masking far deeper changes, but there's disagreement about what it means.