Body of WWII Soldier Passes Through Wisconsin

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

VIROQUA, Wis. (AP) -- A body of World War II soldier mistakenly buried in a German cemetery made a stop in Wisconsin.

A horse-drawn funeral carriage delivered Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon to a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Viroqua Friday.

Several dozen turned out to pay their respects to the soldier whose family for decades didn't know what happened to him after he died in the war.

Viroqua's connection is that it produced Staff Sgt. David L. Henry, who served with Gordon.

Henry's grandson, Middleton filmmaker Jed Henry, was working on a documentary about his grandfather when he learned about Gordon and helped solve the mystery.

Gordon is going to be buried Wednesday in his Canadian hometown on the 70th anniversary of his death.


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