- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Staff Sgt. Maurice Fevold, who died during World War II almost 70 years ago, was finally buried Monday with full military honors in Iowa.

The Badger, Iowa, native was shot down over Germany during the famous Battle of the Bulge, which took place between Dec. 16, 1944 through January 25, 1945. His wreckage, however, was not found until 2007.

Even upon finding the airman’s plane, it then took another five years to find remains that could be tested for DNA, The Associated Press reported.

The Iowa National Guard and the airman’s community gave him a proper burial on Monday, which included over 4 miles of American flags lining the roadways, participation by the local fire department, and KC-135 plane flyover, AP reported.

“Even if you did not know him, we pay you respect as we pay him respect. That’s what soldiers do,” said Maj. Mike Willer, the chaplain who eulogized the war hero at the Bruce Funeral Home in Fort Dodge, AP reported.

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