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After long search Korean War soldier buried in CA

Posted: August 2, 2013 7:00 a.m.
Updated: August 2, 2013 7:00 a.m.
 

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier who died more than 60 years ago at a Korean War prison camp has been buried near San Francisco.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Steinberg was buried with full military honors Thursday in the same plot as his brothers at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno.

The ceremony came days after his remains were flown back to the Bay Area from Korea.

Steinberg's remains were among those of hundreds of U.S. service members that were turned over by North Korea in the early 1990s.

His family had no idea where his body was until 2006, when the Department of Defense asked them to provide blood samples to help identify the bodies. The relatives were told earlier this year that DNA testing led to a match.

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