Army Pvt Kenneth Barnes Disappeared from Ft Gordon on November 10, 1972; Labeled a Deserter But Discovery of Body in 1981 Determined Homicide

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Norman and Lillian Barnes, who for nine years challenged the Army’s contention that their son Kenneth had deserted, have finally received official word that he died nine years ago. Kenneth Barnes disappeared from Fort Gordon, Ga., on Nov. 10, 1972. A body believed to be his was traced to a grave in Augusta, Ga., in April 1981. Last week investigators confirmed the identity of the body. –New York Times

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