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Chatham Fire Department Raises Flag to Honor Korean MIA/KIA Remains

American Flag raised over Route 24 to honor POW/KIA Korean War soldier Army Pfc. William V. Giovanniello Credits: Pete Heimrich
American Flag raised over Route 24 in Chatham by Chatham Borough Fire Department on Saturday in honor of Korean War soldier, whose remains were returned home Credits: Pete Heimrich
The remains of Army Pfc. William V. Giovanniello, a Korean War soldier, passed through Chatham on the way home Saturday. This flag was raised in his honor by the CBFD Credits: Pete Heimrich

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Fire Department raised the American Flag above Route 24 on Saturday in honor of Army Pfc. William V. Giovanniello, whose remains passed through Chatham on the way to his final resting place in Port Jervis, N.Y.

Giovanniello's unit was attacked in 1951 while he served during the Korean War. He was listed as POW/MIA.

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency website, Giovanniello was in a grave marked “Unknown X-1219,” in the Tanggok United Nations Military Cemetery until his remains were identified in May. He is set to be buried in Port Jervis, N.Y. on Nov. 10.

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