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Korean War Vet's Remains Back To Ohio Family After 66 Years

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Charles "Perky" White, Jr. went missing in Korea in 1950.

The remains of a Korean War veteran missing since his capture in 1950 have been returned to his Ohio family, and he'll be buried Friday next to his parents.

Army Corporal Charles "Perky" White Jr. had been considered missing in action for 66 years.

June Chuvalas says her older brother died in 1951. His unidentified remains were taken to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.

Officials in Fort Knox, Kentucky, notified the New Lexington family about five weeks ago that DNA samples taken from White's relatives matched the remains.

His casket, draped in an American flag, was flown to Columbus on Tuesday.