CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – Army Cpl. Floyd J.R. Jackson was a 19-year-old infantryman on the front lines during the Korean War in December 1950 when Chinese forces overran his battalion near the Chosin Reservoir and he was captured.
For decades the Littleton teen’s family has waited and wondered what happened to him.
Then in January they got a call that answered their questions.
Human remains had been pulled out of the ground from an old North Korean prison camp that matched the DNA samples they had provided of the soldier 10 years ago.
It turns out a few weeks after being captured by the enemy, Jackson died in a prison camp, where conditions were horrible and diseases were common.
Floyd Jackson (credit: CBS)
On Thursday morning, Jackson’s remains were carefully returned to his family with full military honors.
His coffin was draped in an American flag and carried off a…
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