Funeral held for WWII soldier missing for more than 60 years
Long Island residents paid their respects to an Air Force pilot who died in WWII, but was not laid to rest until today.
First Lieutenant Joseph J. Auld was co-piloting an Air Force plane that crashed in the mountains of Burma while trying to resupply Allied troops on May 23, 1944.
Lt. Auld was listed as missing in action for more than 60 years, leaving loved ones in the dark on what had happened to him.
Using the latest DNA technology, the U.S. military was able to identify his remains and give him a proper funeral with full military honors.
Remains of MIA pilot found 66 years later