Fort Drum’s 2nd BCT remembers one of its own

wwny Fort Drum’s 2nd BCT remembers one of its own

AUGUSTA MAINE, N.Y. (WWNY) - A repatriation ceremony on Fort Drum had members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division remembering one of their own.

Sergeant Lawrence Hanscom served as a rifleman during World War II. He was captured by the Japanese and survived the Bataan Death March.

It's believed Hanscom died from illness in Cabanatuan Prison and was buried in a mass grave with 9 other Americans.

Through DNA, 77 years later, his remains were identified and brought back to his hometown in Maine.

At a ceremony on Fort Drum, Hanscom’s nephew was presented with the sergeant’s awards of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

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