Re­mains of MIA sol­dier to be buried in Port Jervis

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

The re­mains of a sol­dier who was listed as miss­ing in ac­tion in the Korean War have been iden­ti­fied and will be re­turned to Orange County for burial.

Brook­lyn-born Pfc. Wil­liam Vito Gio­van­niello was serving in the Army’s 25th In­fantry Divi­sion when he was listed as MIA af­ter a bat­tle in April 1951. His uniden­ti­fied re­mains were later re­cov­ered and buried in the United Na­tions Ceme­tery in South Korea.

Rel­a­tives of 22-year-old son of Ital­ian im­mi­grants

said they re­cently were no­ti­fied by Pen­tagon of­fi­cials that his re­mains had been iden­ti­fied af­ter they were dis­in­terred ear­lier this year.

The re­mains will be brought back to the U.S. next month for burial next to his fa­ther’s grave in a ceme­tery in Port Jervis.

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