Korean Conflict MIA Soldier Identified


A Tampa man says the Army has identified the remains of his father, who was reported missing in action in the Korean War.

Alfred Alonzo Junior says the remains of his father -- Master Sergeant Alfred Alonzo Senior -- were found in North Korea in 2000, but the military did not confirm his identity until yesterday.

Alonzo Junior is himself a Vietnam veteran. He says the Army used blood from an uncle to confirm his father's identity.

His father's remains will be buried in November at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

More than 81-hundred American servicemen remain missing from the Korean War, according to the Defense Department's Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Affairs Office.

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