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Governor Andy Beshear orders flags to half-staff in honor of Eastern Kentucky soldier killed in Korean War

Army Cpl. Donald Menken, of Whitesburg, died in a battle in what is today the demilitarized zone.
Army Cpl. Donald Menken, of Whitesburg, died in a battle in what is today the demilitarized zone.(Menken Family)
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 1:41 PM EDT
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KENTUCKY (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear ordered flags at all state buildings to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 14, in honor of an Eastern Kentucky soldier.

Army Cpl. Donald L. Menken was killed in the Korean War, but his remains were only identified in February.

Menken, of Whitesburg, died during combat in June 1953 at the age of 21.

Menken’s remains were returned to Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday.

He will be buried on Saturday at Green Acres Cemetery.

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