October 24, 2014

Soldier killed in Korea laid to rest

More than six decades after he was killed in the Korean War, the remains of an Appleton soldier were buried alongside family members. Private First Class Arthur William Hopfensperger was laid to rest Monday at Highland Memorial Park.

His cousin, Elayne Lastofka of Appleton, said it was great to see so many veterans there. She said even some Korean War vets from Appleton, who served with Hopfensperger, made it. Hopfensperger’s remains were found in North Korea, and the military identified them last month. He was killed in November of 1950, shortly after his 18th birthday.

WHBY