U.N. honor guards carry a coffin containing the remains of a U.S. soldier, who was killed in the Korean War, during a ceremony at Osan Air Base on August 1, 2018, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. North Korea returned the remains of some U.S. soldiers who died during the 1950-53 Korean War last week, following through on a promise North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un made to U.S. President Donald Trump when the leaders met in Singapore on June 12.
Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Remains of Georgia soldier who died in Korean War to be returned for burial with full military honors

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Army Cpl. Terrell J. Fuller, a 20-year-old infantry soldier from Toccoa, Georgia, was reported missing in South Korea on Feb. 12, 1951. 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, DPAA, announced Fuller's remains will be returned to his hometown and buried with full military honors on August 11. 

The U.S. Army declared Fuller dead on Feb. 18, 1954 after his name appeared on a list of soldiers who died in the custody of the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces and the Korean People's Army. A fellow soldier said he was imprisoned as a POW with Fuller during the war.

Between 1990 and 1994, North Korea returned to the United States 208 boxes of commingled human remains, which were later determined to contain the remains of at least 400 U.S. servicemen who died during the war

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Fuller's remains were identified earlier this year through DNA analysis among other forensic tests. 

The return of Fuller’s remains follows a recent agreement between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that includes the recovery and return of U.S. service members who died in North Korea. 

Almost 7,700 Americans are still missing or unaccounted for in the Korean War.

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