After 70 years, a soldier’s final farewell

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A bugler plays "Taps" during an urn committal service Friday for Cpl. Wilfred K. Hussey Jr. at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Korean War veteran Zack Abregano celebrates the life of Cpl. Wilfred Hussey Jr. during the urn committal service Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Lei surround Cpl. Wilfred K. Hussey Jr.'s urn and a photo of him during a committal service Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Clifford Hussey accepts the Purple Heart from 1st Sgt. Clayton Perreira in honor of his brother, Cpl. Wilfred K. Hussey Jr., during an urn committal service Friday at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.

Dozens turned out Friday to bid farewell to a fallen hero whose remains were returned home to Hilo Thursday, more than 70 years after he was killed in action in the Korean War.