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INDIANAPOLIS–Long before the deal was made to return U.S. military members who were missing in action and whose remains were held by North Korea, Army Cpl. Morris Meshulam’s remains were returned. But, for years no one knew whose remains they were.

Sunday, he was buried in Indianapolis, home after nearly 70 years.

“It’s just the fact that he had been gone for so long, that they had pretty much given up hope,” said Sam Goldstein, Meshulam’s nephew.

Meshulam was ID’d earlier this year, with DNA. The family was asked for a sample 12 years ago.

“My mom told her it would just be a miracle if they found his remains before she passed away. I guess miracles still happen,” said Goldstein, referring to Meshulam’s last living sibling, a sister. 

He went missing on Dec. 1, 1950, while fighting the Chinese army in Korea, Meshulam was buried next to his twin sister.

PHOTO: Provided by family/Dept. of Defense