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Funeral for lost service member held in Alamo

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James Green, Jr. James Green, Jr.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The funeral for a service member that had been missing since 1952 was held in Alamo, GA on Saturday, June 21st at the Spaulding Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

The closed casket ceremony will begun at 11 a.m.

He was buried at Horne Missionary Cemetery.

Army Private James Green Jr.'s remains arrived at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport on Thursday. 

On November 22, 1952, a C-124 Globemaster crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska with 11 crew members and 41 passengers on board. 

An Alaska National Guard black hawk helicopter crew spotted the wreckage and debris during a training mission in 2012. Defense department scientists used forensic tools and circumstantial evidence to identify the service members. 

A total of 17 service members remains were recovered from the aircraft. All of the remains have now been returned to the families for burial with full military honors. 

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