Remains of NY soldier killed in 1950 returned for burial

John Martin in his Marine Corps uniform toward the end of World War II before he joined the Army and gave his life serving in the Korean War.


By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 30, 2018

SARATOGA, N.Y. — The remains of a New York soldier killed during the Korean War 68 years ago have been returned for burial in his upstate New York hometown.

The family of Army Pfc. John Martin met the Delta flight carrying the casket with his remains as it arrived late Friday morning at Albany International Airport.

An Army honor guard transferred the casket to a hearse that took Martin's remains to a funeral home in the town of Saratoga, 25 miles north of Albany.

Burial with full military honors is set for Sunday afternoon in a cemetery outside the village of Schuylerville.

The Pentagon announced last week that Martin's remains had been identified. He was killed during fighting near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. His remains were found in 2001.

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