- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The recently located remains of a World War II soldier will be escorted on Sunday through Casper, where he lived before he enlisted.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported Friday (https://tinyurl.com/ktf5h5f ) that law-enforcement officers and the Patriot Guard Riders motorcycle group will escort Pfc. Lawrence Samuel Gordon’s remains.

They’ll stop at at a ranch west of Casper where Gordon worked.

The procession is part of 1,500-mile ceremonial journey that will end in Eastend, Saskatchewan, where Gordon will be buried near family.

CBS News reported (https://tinyurl.com/kjlx38l ) Gordon was killed in France in August 1944 and mistakenly buried as an unknown German soldier in a French cemetery.

Family members and volunteer researchers eventually identified the remains using DNA.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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