Splashy Homecoming For Korean War Casualty

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) -
Master Sgt. Lawrence Jock. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)
Master Sgt. Lawrence Jock. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

A burial with full military honors will be held at a northern New York cemetery for a Korean War casualty whose remains returned home this week, 60 years after his battlefield death.

The Pentagon announced last week that the remains of Master Sgt. Lawrence Jock were identified in June. The 37-year-old World War II combat veteran from Fort Covington was lost in battle in July 1953 in North Korea.

Pentagon official say his remains were among those returned to the U.S. by the North Korean government in the early 1990s.

On Wednesday, hundreds of people lined Malone’s streets as a hearse carrying Jock’s remains completed the trip from the Albany airport to Spaulding Funeral Home.