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Body Of WWII Vet Heading Home From Overseas

August 9, 2014, 5:55 PM by Leland Steva

Body Of WWII Vet Heading Home From Overseas
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Lawrence Gordon, a WWII veteran that was killed in action, is currently making the long trip home to Canada after his body spent nearly 70 years in a French cemetery. Friends and family of the soldier are making stops along the way to help raise awareness about the difficulties of bringing veterans that were killed overseas back home.

Jed Henry of Middleton, Wisconsin, found out about the missing veteran while doing research on his grandfather, who served in the same unit as Gordon.

After hearing that Gordon was buried overseas, he contacted the family. With the help of volunteers, and two and half years of paperwork and contacting the United States, French, and German Governments, Gordon is finally heading home to be buried in Saskatchewan.  The people involved with the process say that all of the countries they contacted, the United States was the most difficult to deal with.

“For other families to not have the team of people we had if they tried to do what we did they would be so frustrated and they would probably be really disappointed and have a bad experience, and probably leave it with a bad taste in their mouth,” Henry said.

Gordon was escorted by the South Dakota Patriot Guard, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and others to Rapid City today.

We will also hear from a family member named after the World War Two Veteran about what the family has gone through coming up tonight on KELOLAND Weekend News at 10.

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