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World War II Marine remains finally ‘at home’

World War II Marine remains finally ‘at home’

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/06/ap-marine-world-war-ii-remains-finally-at-home-060912/ World War II Marine remains finally ‘at home’ By Mike Householder - The Associated Press Posted : Saturday Jun 9, 2012 15:00:50 EDT NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The funeral and burial of Marine Pfc. John Albert Donovan had all the pomp and circumstance of services held across the U.S. for military members killed overseas during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The 21-year-old’s flag-draped casket was solemnly carried in and out of the church by a Marine honor guard, and the flag was meticulously folded and presented to his sister at a graveside ceremony. The difference, however, was that Donovan wasn’t being laid to rest days or weeks after his death. His passing came almost 70 years ago. Donovan, who was declared dead in April 1945, was mourned Friday mostly by family members...

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