- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

EXETER, N.H. (AP) - The remains of a New Hampshire soldier who died after being wounded and taken prisoner during the Korean War are being buried in his hometown of Exeter with full military honors.

A service for Army Cpl. Elmer Richard is scheduled Wednesday at St. Michael Church on what would’ve been his 85th birthday.

Richard’s remains - identified through his brother’s DNA - arrived Monday. A military honor guard carried the flag-draped casket into the funeral home.

Richard was part of an anti-aircraft artillery unit fighting near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. On Nov. 29, 1950, elements of the unit were overwhelmed by Chinese fighters. On Dec. 2, Richard was reported missing in action. His family later learned he was captured and died that December from battle wounds and dysentery.

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