The remains of a soldier who died in the Korean War were returned to central Pennsylvania more than six decades after his death.

A casket carrying the remains of Pfc. Walter Hackenberg arrived in Harrisburg on Monday. WNEP-TV reported that Hackenberg was declared dead in 1951 at the age of 22 while he was a prisoner of war.

In August, the Army notified Knepp's relatives that it had positively identified Hackenberg's remains.

The Army said Hackenberg's remains were sent to Hawaii after the war. The military offered to bury his remains at any national cemetery, but his family opted to have him buried in his hometown, where he already has a tombstone.

A funeral with full military honors is scheduled for Thursday.