Pfc. William Hoover Jones, who is one of two soldiers whose remains have been returned by the North Korean government, and since identified, is being returned to Rocky Mount.
The remains of Jones, who went missing-in-action during the Korean War on Nov. 26, 1950, and was presumed dead on Dec. 31, 1953, arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Thursday morning.
RDU Fire Rescue provided a water cannon salute.
The public stood with the fallen soldier’s family, as well as local officials, during the ceremony.