Korean War vet laid to rest in Maryland 7 decades later

BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — A Korean War veteran has been laid to rest near his western Maryland home after authorities identified his remains among 55 boxes turned over from North Korea.

Twenty-one-year-old Sgt. Roy DeLauter of Smithsburg was killed in action Dec. 1, 1950, after his unit was attacked near the Chosin Reservoir. But the body was never recovered.

His remains were identified earlier this year by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. North Korea transferred the boxes of human remains in 2018 after a summit between then-President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

DeLauter was laid to rest Friday on what would have been his 93rd birthday.

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