Remains of captured Korean War vet return to New Jersey

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The family of a Korean War veteran who died as a prisoner of war has gotten closure now that his remains have been returned to New Jersey.

Frank Suliman fought in the Korean War with the Army’s 9th infantry. He was captured during the war and sent to a camp in North Korea. He died of pneumonia while still a prisoner.

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Suliman’s remains were later identified and brought back to the U.S. after a deal President Donald Trump made with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Suliman’s siblings met at Newark Liberty International Airport to welcome him home.

“Everything was fine until I saw the casket coming out of the plane. That did it. I broke up. I couldn't stop. And then the soldiers came and picked up the casket, and went to put it into the hearse,” says Suliman’s sister, Olga Anderson.

Suliman was awarded a Purple Heart for his service. A funeral will be held Tuesday in Edison.

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