Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Remains of World War ll pilot sent back home to Wyandotte, Michigan after 73 years.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

On Monday, November 20, 2017, the remains World War ll pilot Lieutenant Donald Underwood were finally sent home today to his family who live in Wyandotte, Michigan. Lieutenant Underwood was listed as KIA/MIA since the end of the war in 1945.

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell's office helped non-profit organization History Flight, Lt. Underwood's brother George Underwood, 91, of Wyandotte and son in law Mike Mehall in locating and identifying the remains of Lt. Underwood. Lt. Underwood's remains will be buried in Arlington Cemetery on November 28th.

According to Congresswoman DebbieDingell,  “Today, more than 73 years after Lt. Underwood was lost in World War II, his family is able to bring him home. This is a day of joy, of gratitude for Lt. Underwood’s service to our country, and a day of closure for his family, who never gave up hope. We must never forget the men and women in uniform who are missing in action, prisoners of war, and the individuals who have sacrificed so much for this nation. May this day bring hope to all families who are waiting for someone they love to return. I am grateful to those whose dedication made this day possible, and honored to have worked alongside Lt. Underwood’s family to help bring him home and honor his sacrifice in service to our country.”

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