Biloxi soldier comes home 68 years after dying in POW camp

Welcome home, PFC James P. Alvin Shaw.

An American solider who died 68 years ago in a Korean prisoner of war camp will be laid to rest in a Mississippi cemetary today. 

Shaw died in 1951 at age 25. 

The Mississippi native's remains were sent to Hawaii three years after his death but his remains were not positively identified until 2016 when his surviving family members were found to be living on the Mississippi coast.

The funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

Thank you for your service, PFC Shaw.

Anna Caire places flowers at the headstone of James Caire at the Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi, Monday, May 28, 2012. James Caire was a member of the Air Force and was a POW during World War II. (Tim Isbell/Biloxi Sun Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

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