Almost seventy years after his disappearance, an East Tennessee family finally knows what happened to their missing soldier.

The military declared Sergeant Amos Boseley of Morgan County as missing in action in March of 1945. He was presumed dead, but his family only recently learned the details of what happened.

Boseley's nephew, Jim Boseley, went online to do some research, and discovered Sgt. Boseley was a passenger on an airplane that went missing on a flight in the Philippines.

"That's when I found out that he had received the Purple Heart and at that time I knew that he had never received his medals, burial flag or anything like that," said Boseley.

He contacted Congressman Chuck Fleischman's for help, and in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the V.F.W. post in Harriman, the medals and flag were presented to Sgt. Boseley's brother Carl, a Korean War veteran.

"I'm as proud as I can be of not only my uncle but everybody who served in World War II," said Boseley.

The family also discovered that Sergeant Boseley's name is engraved on a memorial wall in the Philippines.