Korean War soldier’s remains sent home decades after death

November 24, 2015

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Korean War soldier’s remains have been sent back to his home state of North Carolina 65 years after he was killed in action.

Multiple news media organizations reported that a plane carrying the remains of Army Cpl. Charles Ivey landed Tuesday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

His coffin was greeted by his only remaining family, a 65-year-old brother he’d never met.

Ivey will be buried Sunday in his hometown of Henderson, 65 years to the day after he was killed serving his country.

Ivey was assigned to an airborne infantry regiment when his unit was attacked in North Korea, and he was reported missing in action. Fellow soldiers released three years later after being taken prisoner reported Ivey was killed during the battle.

His remains were identified in August by military investigators.