ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — The stays of an Ohio soldier killed whereas preventing in France throughout World Warfare II have now been positively recognized, Protection Division officers introduced Monday.
Pfc. Sanford Keith Bowen, 26, of Ashland, was a part of Firm I, third Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, forty fifth Infantry Division. The unit that was making an attempt to safe terrain close to Reipertswiller, France in January 1945 after they had been surrounded by German forces, officers stated.
Solely two males from his firm made it by German traces, and the remainder had been captured or killed. Bowen’s physique couldn’t be instantly recovered, as a result of heavy preventing.
Historians with the Protection POW/MIA Accounting Company stated their scientists used anthropological evaluation to establish Bowen. He was truly accounted for again in March, officers stated, however the announcement was delayed till his household acquired a full briefing.
Bowen can be buried July 22 in Shiloh.
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