Friday, August 8, 2014

Mistakenly Buried WWII Soldier On His Way Home

Via Rare:

World War II soldier Lawrence S. Gordon was born in Eastend, Saskatchewan, Canada; moved to Wyoming to work on a ranch; and then enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He served in a reconnaissance company, but became the only soldier in the company who wasn't accounted for after the war.  But thanks to some diligent work by the grandson of a sergeant who served with Lawrence, and some DNA testing, Lawrence's remains were located - in an above-ground crypt at a German cemetery.  He will be returned to his birthplace and reburied there.

Read the story at Stars And Stripes.

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