Korean War Veteran Returns Home for Proper Burial

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After 66 years, a local veteran was finally laid to rest back home where he belongs.

Army Pvt. First Class Walter Piper was buried with full military honors on Saturday, June 17th, in the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Hundreds of Gloucester County residents and officials, including the Glassboro Fire Department and the local Boy Scouts, gathered to say one final goodbye to the fallen hero.

Piper served in the Korean War when he was captured and held captive as a prisoner of war.

He died from the injuries he suffered as a P.O.W., in 1951, and his body was not identified until just a few months ago.

Piper was brought back home to be reunited with his family, and given the long-awaited burial service he deserved.

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