BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of a Maryland soldier missing in action from the Korean War have been recovered.
Army Cpl. Nehemiah E. Butler of Pocomoke City was buried Monday in Arlington National Cemetery.
Officials say the 19-year-old Butler was separated from his unit while it was attacked in Seoul, South Korea, in December 1950. He was reported missing shortly thereafter.
Officials say the remains of a serviceman were recovered in July 1951, but they could not be identified and were interred as unknown.
In 2009, with advances in technology, it was possible for the military to identify some unknown service members.
Scientists used dental and chest radiographs and DNA analysis, which matched his sister, to identify Butler.
More than 7,800 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War.
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