The Veterans Affairs Ministry said today that the remains of a Canadian veteran of the 1950-53 Korean War arrived in South Korea for burial.
According to the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, the remains of the late Albert Hugh McBride arrived at Incheon International Airport, yesterday before being buried at the UN Memorial Cemetery in Busan today.
McBride fought in the Korean War from November 1951 until January 1953 as a member of Lord Strathcona’s Horse, a regular armored regiment of the Canadian army. After leaving the army in 1953, he then joined the air force and served for 22 years. He passed away in 2017 at age 85.
About 2,300 war veterans from 11 countries are buried at the Busan cemetery, including those from Australia, Canada, Britain, and Turkey.