Sergeant Charles "Leo" Wilson was killed around November 1950 in the Korean War.

Sergeant Charles "Leo" Wilson was killed around November 1950 in the Korean War.

The remains of a Missouri soldier who died in the Korean War will be escorted through Houston this evening as they are returned to his family in Ava.

Defense Department officials say a North Korean farmer found the remains of Sgt. Charles “Leo” Wilson in 2000. Wilson is believed to have been killed in late November 1950.

Accompanied by the Patriot Guard Riders and Christian Motorcyclists Association, Wilson’s remains are expected to pass through Houston at 5:56 p.m. Wednesday.

Wilson, who was assigned to H Company, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, was to arrive at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert Airfield. The first leg of the escort is from St. Louis to Rolla. There, Joe Coney and Jim Wilson of Houston will join other riders as they proceed south on U.S. 63 through Houston and onto Ava.

Memorial services and a funeral will be Saturday afternoon.

VIDEO: Relative instrumental in identifying soldier’s remains.

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