Finally home - Korean War veteran laid to rest after 60 years

By Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAOJanuary 27, 2015

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section and Honor Guard Platoon carry Army Sgt. Gilberto Sanchez to the caisson wagon to be taken to his final resting place Jan. 23 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Sanchez, a Korean War medic, went missing 60 years ago in December 1950 when his position was overrun at the battle of Chosin Reservoir.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section and Honor Guard Platoon carry Army Sgt. Gilberto Sanchez to the caisson wagon to be taken to his final resting place Jan. 23 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Sanchez, a Korean War medic, went missing 60 years ago in December 1950 when his position was overrun at the battle of Chosin Reservoir. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Members of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section and Honor Guard Platoon fastens the American flag on the casket as they prepare Army Sgt. Gilberto Sanchez to be taken to his final resting place Jan. 23 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Members of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section and Honor Guard Platoon fastens the American flag on the casket as they prepare Army Sgt. Gilberto Sanchez to be taken to his final resting place Jan. 23 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section and Honor Guard Platoon brings Army Sgt. Gilberto Sanchez to his final resting place Jan. 23 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. A memorial service was held for Sanchez earlier in the day in his hometown of New Braunfels, Texas.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section and Honor Guard Platoon brings Army Sgt. Gilberto Sanchez to his final resting place Jan. 23 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. A memorial service was held for Sanchez earlier in the day in his hometown of New Braunfels, Texas. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The family of Army Sgt. Gilberto Sanchez pay their respects as members of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section carry him to the caisson wagon Jan. 23 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Sanchez was finally laid to rest after he disappeared in December 1950 during the battle of Chosin Reservoir.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The family of Army Sgt. Gilberto Sanchez pay their respects as members of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section carry him to the caisson wagon Jan. 23 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Sanchez was finally laid to rest after he disappeared in December 1950 during the battle of Chosin Reservoir. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL