Cpl. Albert Quintero was declared missing in action during the Korean War, when he was 23 years old. His unit was overrun by a massive Chinese offensive during the war. It wasn't until 2001 that his remains were found. DNA helped positively identify him and reunite him with his family.
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Quintero's remains arrived at Los Angeles International Airport last week. His family members, most of whom live in Long Beach, were on hand for a small ceremony.
The funeral service for Quintero took place Monday morning. It was set to be followed by a burial with full military honors at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach at noon, where his mother is also buried.