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The long road home

by | Mar 9, 2018 | Latest

Marine Honor Guard from Marine Aircraft Group 41 from the Naval Joint Reserve Base in Ft. Worth carries the remains of World War II veteran Arnold Guy Harrison into Charles W. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Sachse. Mr. Harrison’s remains were recently identified and returned to his family who lives in Sachse. (Wyndi Veigel/The Sachse News)

A long journey home was completed Thursday, March 1 as the remains of World War II veteran Arnold Guy Harrison were returned to his family in Sachse.

Buried in a mass grave in Hawaii since his death in 1943, Mr. Harrison was classified as recovered but not identified nor classified as missing-in-action.

In November 1943, Mr. Harrison was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island.

By Wyndi Veigel • Staff Writer • [email protected]

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