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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:12 PM

'Nobody told us anything': Agency fails to notify family of missing WWII soldier from Nebraska that

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Steve Liewer

Ray Wieneke of West Point, Nebraska, won’t be coming home after all.

Wieneke died Jan. 14, 1945, when a German shell struck the tank he was driving in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The Army told his family he was missing, and presumed dead.

Three years ago, a European historian who studies the cases of missing World War II soldiers linked some remains buried in a U.S. military cemetery in Luxembourg to Tech 4 Ray Wieneke. He contacted the missing soldier’s nearest relative, Jerry Wieneke, of West Point.

Wieneke petitioned the agency now known as the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to disinter the remains — buried under the ID “X-5867 Neuville” — and test the DNA.

FULL story at link below photo.


Adana Wieneke and her son Jerry hold a photo of Ray Wieneke, her brother-in-law and his uncle. “Nobody told us anything,” Ray Wieneke said.
BRENDAN SULLIVAN/THE WORLD-HERALD

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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 01:16 PM

1. Persistence pays. Thank you unknown European historian!

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