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Indiana POW remains returned home

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An Indiana solider is back home 61 years later.

Corporal Robert Gene Archer died while being held as a prisoner of war in North Korea in 1951.

Family and fellow soldiers welcomed Cpl. Gene Archer Wednesday with full honors at Indianapolis International Airport.

For nearly a decade, James Archer's family has worked with the Army to bring their uncle back to Brazil, Indiana.

James Archer told Eyewitness News his father and aunt gave blood samples to the Army in 2002 to confirm Cpl. Archer's identity.

Services for Corporal Robert Gene Archer will be at French Funeral Home, Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00am with Pastor Chuck McMichael officiating.

Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery with full military honors provided by members of the United States Army.

The National League of POW/MIA families

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