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Jul 30, 2013 2:26 PM by Associated Press

Korean War soldier's remains returned to Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. Army soldier from San Francisco is set to be buried more than 60 years after his death during the Korean War.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Steinberg will be buried Thursday at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. His remains were returned to his family in the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday.

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

The Department of Defense asked relatives to provide blood samples to help identify the bodies.

Family members were told a match with Steinberg's DNA was made earlier this year.

Steinberg was captured in 1951 and starved to death at a North Korean prison camp.

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