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August 8, 2003

Cairo -- A Cairo woman will soon have a proper burial for her husband,  60 years after his plane crashed, during World War II.

Agnes Copeland was told in 1944 that her husband, Air Force Private First Class Byron Durham, was killed in a plane crash during the war. The crash site was found in 1997 in New Guinea by an American looking for his missing World War II relative.

A week ago, government official's told Copeland DNA results confirmed the remains found were identified as Durham.

Durham will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery along with other crash victims.

posted at 4:45PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com