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WARREN, OHIO — The military says the remains of a northeast Ohio soldier believed to have died in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War have been identified.
A statement from the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office says the remains of 18-year-old Pfc. James R. Holmes of Warren will be buried Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery.
Other service members reported that Holmes was captured after his unit was attacked in North Korea in late 1950 and that he died in a camp the following year.
In the early 1990s, North Korea returned more than 200 boxes of what were believed to be remains of hundreds of U.S. military members. The Missing Personnel Office says scientists used forensic tools to identify Holmes’ remains and matched mitochondrial DNA to his siblings.