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Graveside funeral held for Army officer who died as POW during the Korean War

  • Randy Mueller touches the casket carrying the body of his great uncle, Korean War POW Floyd J.R. Jackson, following a graveside ceremony Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. The remains of Army Cpl. Jackson were returned to Colorado Thursday,  64 years after he died in an enemy prisoner of war camp. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Randy Mueller touches the casket carrying the body of his great uncle, Korean War POW Floyd J.R. Jackson, following a graveside ceremony Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. The remains of Army Cpl. Jackson were returned to Colorado Thursday, 64 years after he died in an enemy prisoner of war camp. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Joann Mueller, left, niece of Korean War POW Floyd J.R. Jackson, accepts the flag that was draped over her uncle's casket from an honor guard member during a graveside service Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. The remains of Army Cpl. Jackson were returned to Colorado Thursday 64 years after he died in an enemy prisoner of war camp. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Joann Mueller, left, niece of Korean War POW Floyd J.R. Jackson, accepts the flag that was draped over her uncle's casket from an honor guard member during a graveside service Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Centennial, Colo. The remains of Army Cpl. Jackson were returned to Colorado Thursday 64 years after he died in an enemy prisoner of war camp. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Flanked by members of an honor guard, a wagon carries the casket of Korean War POW Floyd J.R. Jackson Saturday, March 7, 2015, to a graveside service in Centennial, Colo. The remains of Army Cpl. Jackson were returned to Colorado Thursday,  64 years after he died in an enemy prisoner of war camp. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Flanked by members of an honor guard, a wagon carries the casket of Korean War POW Floyd J.R. Jackson Saturday, March 7, 2015, to a graveside service in Centennial, Colo. The remains of Army Cpl. Jackson were returned to Colorado Thursday, 64 years after he died in an enemy prisoner of war camp. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (The Associated Press)

A horse-drawn caisson brought the remains of an Army corporal who died while a prisoner of war in North Korea to his final resting place on Saturday.

The remains of Army Cpl. Floyd J.R. Jackson were returned to Colorado on Thursday after he was identified using DNA from relatives.

Jackson was buried next to his mother at Olinger Chapel Hill Cemetery in Centennial.

Jackson was reported kidnapped in 1950 when his team was attacked by overwhelming numbers of Chinese forces near Chosin Reservoir.

A returning service member told U.S. officials that Jackson died in 1951 while in an enemy prisoner of war camp.