Korean War POW laid to rest in Evergreen Park

March 23, 2012 2:54:53 PM PDT
The remains of a Korean War POW have finally been laid to rest.

Army Corporal Chester Roper's family gathered this Friday in Evergreen Park to pay their final respects.

Roper was captured in 1950 by enemy forces during the Korean War. He was reported missing in action and died in 1951 at a prison war camp.

In 2011, roper's remains were exhumed, re-examined and properly identified for burial. His remains were delivered to family members in Chicago earlier this week.