BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Department of Defense says the remains of a 20-year-old Vermont soldier killed in the Korean War in 1951 will be returned to the state for burial.

Army Cpl. George A. Perreault, of Burlington, was reported missing in action on Feb. 13, 1951, following an attack on his unit by the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces in an area known as the Central Corridor in South Korea.

Perreault’s remains were among 208 boxes of comingled human remains returned to the U.S. between 1990 and 1994. His identity was confirmed by DNA tests of a sister and two nieces.

gettyimages 668390722 Remains Of Soldier Killed In Korea To Be Returned

A North Korean soldier uses his binoculars on the banks of the Yalu river near Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

The remains will be buried in Burlington on May 13 with full military honors.

The Defense Department says 7,751 Americans remain unaccounted for following the Korean War.

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