SAN FRANCISCO – The remains of a Korean War soldier have been flown back to the San Francisco Bay Area more than six decades after he went missing in South Korea.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1Wf75dI) that Army Cpl. Robert Graham disappeared after Chinese forces attacked his combat battalion in February 1951. He was captured and starved to death in a North Korean camp. He was 20 years old.
His nephew, James George and two other relatives contributed DNA that enabled the Army to identify a single bone from Graham's leg last fall. The bone among body parts of missing U.S. servicemen that North Korea turned over in 1993.
Recent advances in genetic testing allowed officials to make the ID.
A military funeral is scheduled for Friday in Colma.