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Nov. 25, 2019

Soldier Honored at DFW Airport on Way to Final Resting Place (Via NBCDFW)

A water cannon salute flew over a plane at DFW Airport on Saturday as the remains of a soldier reported missing in action in North Korea finally heads home.The remains of Army Corporal Earl W. Duncan arrived at the airport on Saturday.According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Duncan was last seen in 1950, when his team was attacked by

Nov. 18, 2019

Their father's plane was shot down in WWII; this weekend they finally buried him (Via CNN))

Gretchen Wronka and Martin Hintz had spent more than 60 years thinking their father, an Army pilot, was buried in Italy after he died in a plane crash during World War II.Then a group of Italian archaeologists told them they were going to look for more of their father's remains.The siblings were shocked and confused. They had never met their

Nov. 13, 2019

How scientist-detectives' search brought home remains of Vietnam War pilot to Texas (Via Times Record News)

Countless hours of painstaking work over decades brought scientific sleuths to a sign they were on the right track to finding the remains of a Vietnam War pilot shot down over 50 years ago.Air Force Maj. Roy A. Knight Jr. was attacking a target on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos when his aircraft was shot down May 19, 1967, by anti-aircraft

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

Nov. 8, 2019

Remains of Beloit man killed in WWII to return home Thursday (Via NBC15)

After 77 years, a Beloit family will have closure after the remains of Army Sgt. Robert McCarville returns home on Thursday.McCarville was killed in action on December 5, 1942, while attacking enemy positions near Cape Endaiadere, during the months-long Battle of Buna-Gona. The fighting was so intense, his unit was not able to recover the

Nov. 8, 2019

Documentary on Local World War II POW, Sconiers, to be screened Saturday (Via The Destin Log)

When the remains of 1st Lt. Ewart Sconiers were interred last year at Southwide Baptist Church, 74 years after he died in a German POW camp during World War II, the story of a family’s efforts to bring him home, an effort that included an array of strangers and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, came to an end.But the story does live on, not

Nov. 8, 2019

Remains of Ohio soldier who died in Korean War buried in Ross Co. (Via NBC 4)

The remains of Army Cpl. Robert L. Bray of Chillicothe were laid to rest, Wednesday, in Bainbridge. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Bray was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment in the summer of 1950. He was reported missing on July 20, 1950 near Taejon, South Korea, and declared dead on

Oct. 29, 2019

Jimmy' Crotty, one of Coast Guard's greatest heroes, is finally coming home (Via The Buffalo News)

In the early 1990s, while attending college and working at a nursing home, Michael Kelly moved in with his elderly grandfather, Patrick Crotty, on Cumberland Avenue in Buffalo. It was a move that made sense. They enjoyed each other’s company, and Michael did not expect anything to feel like a big surprise.That was before he looked with awe on what

Oct. 29, 2019

Michigan Soldier Returns Home for Long Awaited Burial With Full Military Honors (Via The Lasco Press)

A remarkable event took place Friday, October 25th at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. Private First Class, Kenneth W. Likens, 20, from Mount Clemens, MI served his country honorably and lost his life in defense of freedom. He was buried in the National Cemetary just outside of Holly, MI.What is remarkable about this story is that Pfc. Likens was

Oct. 29, 2019

Remains of Philadelphia Marine Who Died in WWII Identified (Via NBC Philadelphia)

The government says the remains of a Marine who died in a Pacific island battle during World War II have been identified as a 23-year-old Philadelphia man.The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Joseph F. Boschetti were accounted for on July 8.The agency says Boschetti was a member of Company A, 1st