Project 365 Vets

Although it’s been over half a century since he was declared missing in action, the remains of a local soldier taken prisoner during the Korean War will return to Scott County later this month to be buried in the place he once called home.

The remains of Cpl. William Ray Sluss — a Korean war veteran and POW — are scheduled to arrive in Gate City by hearse on Feb. 16, nearly 60 years after he died.

Born in 1929 to Otis and Zola Sluss, the Scott County native enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 17 and served in the 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, during the Korean War.

Sluss was captured by enemy forces on Nov. 30 1950, near Kunu-ri, North Korea, and died at POW Camp 5 on April 30, 1951. According to a Military Times database, Sluss was among those…

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