The Missouri Veterans Commission interred the remains of a World War I veteran on Monday — 82 years after his death.
Sgt. Donald Wylie died in St. Louis on June 7, 1928, and his cremains remained unclaimed until the Missing in America Project found them in a funeral home in Fulton.
Because his domestic military papers were lost when he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the war, at first he could not receive a military burial. Once the Missouri Veterans Commission received proof that Wylie was honorably discharged from Canada’s military, he was able to receive full military honors at the Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery.