OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The remains of an Altus soldier missing in action since World War II have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Department of Defense officials announced Tuesday the identification of the remains of Pvt. James W. Turner of Altus. He will be buried Sept. 11 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.
Turner was a member of the 112th Infantry Regiment in November 1944 when his company came under attack by the Germans near the town of Vossenack.
In 2005, a German citizen searching for wartime relics found human remains and other items, including Turner’s military identification tag in the HÃ¼rtgen Forest, near Vossenack. The items were turned over to military officials, who used them to identify the remains.
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