Remains of MIA soldier to be buried in Port Jervis
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.