The remains of a Brooklyn soldier missing from the Korean War was identified and are being returned for burial on Long Island, the Pentagon announced Monday.
The unit with Pfc. Anthony La Rossa, 18, was attacked in South Korea by Chinese forces in February 1951. The Americans were forced to withdraw, and La Rossa was reported missing in action two days later. Reports indicated he died in captivity. The military later declared him presumed dead and his remains unrecoverable.
Military officials say his remains were among those turned over to the U.S. by North Korea in the early 1990s and recently identified.
La Rossa’s remains will be buried with full military honors Dec. 15 in Farmingdale.