Korean War Veteran To Be Laid To Rest After 70 Years

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BOURNE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — An Army officer who was killed in the Korean War will be laid to rest at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

The U.S. Department of Defense says the remains of Lieutenant Thomas Redgate will be put to rest by members of his family.

Redgate is from Brighton. Officials say his body was formally identified after North Korea turned over remains following the summit between Former President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Redgate was 17 years old when he left high school and joined the Army Air Corps. He later joined the regular Army and was sent to Korea.

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He was reported missing on December 11, 1950, the very first year of the three-year war. Redgate was one of 55 remains returned to the U.S. by North Korea in April of 2018. The burial is set for Sept. 17.

Redgate's name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing which is located at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.

To mark he has been accounted for, a rosette will be placed next to his name.

In November, the City of Boston dedicated the intersection of Mapleton and Market streets in Brighton in his honor.

WBZ NewsRadio's Rob Woodard Reports:

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