More than 60 years after Pfc. Anthony La Rossa went missing while serving with the U.S. Army in the Korean War, the Brooklyn native's remains have been buried next to the mother who went to her grave never knowing his fate. "She struggled the rest of her life," his niece Donna La Rossa said after a service Monday at St. Charles Cemetery on Long Island.
About two dozen relatives and a contingent of veterans from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War posts attended the service.
La Rossa was 18 and serving in the Army's 2d Infantry Division when his unit was attacked in February 1951. He was reported missing in action two days later. His remains were among those handed over by North Korea in the 1990s, but they were only recently identified. - AP