NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. military officials say the remains of a missing New York soldier who died during the Korean War more than 60 years ago have been identified.
The Pentagon’s Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday that 1st Lt. Herman L. Falk’s remains were identified last month using DNA analysis, dental records and material evidence.READ MORE: Candidate Conversations: Curtis Sliwa
DPAA says the 22-year-old from Manhattan was serving in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division when he and other members of his platoon were reported missing during fighting in South Korea in February 1951.Residents In River Vale, N.J. Dealing With Water Everywhere After Hackensack River Overflows Due To Nor'easter Rains
Falk’s remains were among those of at least 400 U.S. servicemen handed over by the North Koreans from 1990-94.
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