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News 2 | Nov. 12, 2019

Remains of WWII soldier returned to Milwaukee nearly 75 years later (Via WGN)

Decades of uncertainty are over for one family after the remains of a missing World War II veteran were returned to Milwaukee nearly 75 years later.

Skimming the pages of the history book he created for his fallen uncle, Kenneth Lochowicz and his wife, Jane, reminisced about their journey to find the remains of his uncle, Private First Class Eugene Lochowicz.

"His boat overturned and he went missing," said Kenneth Lochowicz.

For decades, that date was etched in their minds.

"That was on the 23rd of February, 1945," said Kenneth Lochowicz.

Now, so is another date.

"July 29, they finally identified him," said Jane Lochowicz.

More than seven decades after the 19-year-old soldier died, the family has some closure.

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