Decades after his death, Korean War soldier's remains return to Minnesota

Officers salute the remains of Army Corporal Gudmund C. Johnson, age 22, as they return to Minnesota. ( Red Wing Police Department )

A soldier from Red Wing, Minnesota, who was killed during the Korean War, has finally returned home.

The remains of Army Corporal Gudmund C. Johnson were positively identified in April 2018 using DNA analysis. According to officials, Johnson, at age 22, is believed to have died in July 1951 while being held at Pyoktong, a prisoner of war camp.

Army Corporal Gudmund C. Johnson, 22, of Red Wing, Minnesota died as a prisoner of war during the Korean War. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Thursday, his remains were flown home to Minnesota where the Red Wing Police Department escorted them back to his hometown.

Johnson is set to be laid to rest on Saturday in Red Wing.