POW's remains to be laid to rest
BATON ROUGE - A Louisiana soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in Korea more than 60 years ago will be laid to rest today with full military honors.
A team excavating bodies from a POW camp in North Korea recently identified the remains of Army Sgt. Clement Thibodeaux, Jr., who was captured and taken to the camp in 1951.
According to the Department of Defense, Thibodeaux was with the 25th Infantry Division when he was captured by Chinese soldiers. His remains weren't returned with others from the camp, known as "Death Valley", in 1954.
Thibodeaux's remains will be laid to rest in Church Point after they arrive today in New Orleans. The Patriot Guard Riders will provide an escort from the airport to the funeral home in Baton Rouge.