NEW YORK (AP) — The remains of a U.S. soldier from Long Island who died while in captivity during the Korean War have been identified and are being returned to New York for burial.
The Pentagon's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday the remains of 38-year-old Army Chief Warrant Officer Adolphus Nava of Uniondale will be buried Aug. 4 in Calverton.
Nava was a member of a 2nd Infantry Division field artillery battalion that was fighting against Communist Chinese forces in North Korea in late November 1950. Nava's unit destroyed its guns and attempted to escape through mountainous terrain to avoid being encircled and captured.
Nava was declared missing in action.
After the war, officials learned Nava was captured and died in a prisoner of war camp. His remains were among those of other American servicemen handed over by North Korea.