- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - In a story Dec. 6 about the identification of a U.S. soldier missing from the Korean War, The Associated Press erroneously reported the burial location of Pfc. Anthony La Rossa. He will be buried at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, not the national cemetery in Farmingdale.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Korean War MIA from New York City identified

Korean War MIA from New York City identified; Brooklyn soldier to be buried on Long Island

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The Pentagon says the remains of a New York City soldier missing from the Korean War have been identified and are being returned for burial on Long Island.

Military officials say 18-year-old Pfc. Anthony La Rossa of Brooklyn was serving in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division when his unit was attacked in South Korea by Chinese forces in February 1951.

Americans were forced to withdraw, and La Rossa was reported missing in action two days later.

Reports indicated he died in captivity. The military later declared him presumed dead and his remains unrecoverable.

Officials say his remains were among those turned over the U.S. by North Korea in the early 1990s and recently identified.

La Rossa’s remains will be buried with full military honors Dec. 15 at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

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