ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) -- The remains of a soldier killed more than 60 years ago during the Korean War have finally been buried in his hometown of St. Cloud.
Francis John "Fuzzy" Reimer had just turned 18 when his unit was surrounded by Chinese soldiers in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in December 1950.
The family got a letter in January 1951 telling them the corporal was missing. Three years later they were informed he was officially declared dead.
This summer, Reimer's sister found out that DNA samples submitted 11 years ago by family members had been matched to remains returned to the U.S. military.
Reimer's remains were buried Saturday with full military honors.
His older brother, Jim Reimer, tells the St. Cloud Times that he never gave up hope.