Soldier returns home after nearly 70 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) - After nearly 70 years, the remains of a Korean War soldier have been identified and returned to his family in Columbus. 

Army PFC Leroy W. Bryant was only 22-years-old when he was reported M-I-A in South Korea back in 1951. 

His only surviving brother, Abner Bryant, was there on the tarmac to welcome his brother home. 

Leroy's body was identified through DNA testing after resting in the Tomb of the Unknown Solider all this time. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, and Leroy will be buried with full military honors. 

More Stories

Meet the Team

Don't Miss

  • McDonald's Breakfast Club
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News - Local

Video Center