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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 06:58 AM

Offutt lab's ID brings two more WWII "unknowns" home to families

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Steve Liewer

Fireman 2nd Class George C. Ford died at Pearl Harbor inside the pulverized battleship USS Oklahoma, on America’s first day fighting World War II. Pfc. Fred Ashley died in the last days of the war, murdered by German soldiers on patrol in Czechoslovakia.

Both spent decades buried in the wrong place, far from home, mourned by loved ones who could only guess at their fates.

Saturday, more than 70 years after their deaths, both men are being laid to rest with military honors, mourned mostly by family members too young to ever have known them.

Ford will be buried next to his siblings in Glidden, Iowa. His bones had been buried in graves marked “Unknown” at the National Military Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, mixed with those of his shipmates.

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Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/military/offutt-lab-s-id-brings-two-more-wwii-unknowns-home/article_bc52ec33-4876-55c2-af31-be457ce1a0b0.html

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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 08:18 AM

1. I like that the boys are finally being brought home.

I hope their sacrifice wasn't in vain.

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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 10:52 PM

2. K & R. Rest in peace now.

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