User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


11° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

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.

KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com
Photo Credit:
Photo Gallery:

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
Names Of Sisseton Shooting Victims Released

11/24/2014 10:32 AM

Authorities release the names of the people shot to death and hurt in Sisseton over the weekend.

Full Story
Three People Arrested For Deadly Stabbing In Wagner

11/23/2014 3:12 PM

Three people have been arrested after a deadly stabbing in Wagner.

Full Story


Events