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SLIDESHOW: World War I veteran interred 82 years after death

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | 2:57 p.m. CDT; updated 5:01 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Sgt. Donald Wylie died on June 7, 1928 in St. Louis. His domestic military papers were lost when he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the war, so he, at first, could not receive a military burial.

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.

 


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