Missing Soldier's Remains Come Home, 60 Years Later

The remains of an Old Saybrook Korean War soldier who had been missing since 1950 are coming home to Connecticut for burial.

Primo Carnabuci disappeared in November 1950 along with 600 men when the 8th Calvary Regiment fell under attack by the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces.

His remains were unearthed last year, 59 years later, during gold mining operations in Unsan, North Korea and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory identified his remains in November.

Carnabuci, who was posthumously promoted to the rank of corporal, is survived by his brother, Dominic Carnabuci of Old Saybrook, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.

He will be arriving home in Connecticut on Tuesday, May 10 with a full military, state and local police escort.

Swan Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John Church in Old Saybrook. Cpl. Carnabuci will be buried with full military honors.


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