Brazil Korean War veteran Army Cpl. Robert Archer's remains returned home after 60 years
Archer died in 1951
Last Updated: 306 days ago
BRAZIL, Ind. - A remains of an Indiana solider killed during the Korean War are finally back home.
Army Cpl. Robert Archer, of Brazil, was serving as an infantryman in the 1950s when he was taken prisoner by the Chinese military.
His family was told he died of malnutrition in 1951, but his body was not recovered.
Archer's brother and sister submitted DNA samples to the Department of Defense in the early 2000s. But it wasn't until last year that the DOD finally got a hit.
"First, they called me about six months ago and told me they think they had found his remains. In December, they called me and told me they had a positive ID," said Jim Archer, Robert Archer's nephew.
The remains arrived in Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon and were driven back to Brazil. Archer's funeral will be held Saturday.
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