Missing soldier from Korean War buried in Shelley

Posted at 11:15 AM, Jul 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-10 13:15:51-04

SHELLEY, Idaho (AP) -- A soldier who was reported missing in action 66 years ago in the Korean War has finally been laid to rest.

Corporal Charles "Blaine" Crofts was buried Saturday at the cemetery in Shelley, Idaho.

KIFI reported that the body of Crofts was found a few weeks ago. The soldier was also awarded a Purple Heart prior to burial.

Crofts was 19 when he was reported missing in action. He would have been 86 this year.