(KCEN) -- A Korean War veteran missing in action has been laid to rest 62 years after he died serving his country.
The remains of Army Sergeant First Class Harold Brown were buried today in North Carolina.
His unit came under attack in North Korea in 1950.
He was reported missing but 3 years later a POW who returned home reported that Brown was captured by enemy forces and died shortly thereafter.
His body was not recovered but one month ago the Military called to say DNA samples they took from the family years ago matched some remains North Korea handed-over back in the early 90's.
Brown's cousin Jerrald Gardner says, "He died for freedom, supporting his fellow soldiers, and died in combat, so we're very proud of him and we're happy we got him back home." Brown joined the Army when he was just 17-years-old.