Long road home ends for fallen soldier

By: The Canadian Press

 | Aug 13, 2014 - 10:43 AM |
EASTEND, Sask. - A Saskatchewan-born soldier was laid to rest Wednesday in his home province, 70 years to the day after he was killed in northern France during the Second World War.

Lawrence S. Gordon fought with American forces but his remains couldn't be accounted for after his death.

His nephew, Lawrence R. Gordon, discovered in 2000 that the remains were not interred where they should have been and later learned they had mistakenly been buried with German war dead.

DNA tests conducted earlier this year helped identify the fallen soldier.

They also paved the way for repatriation of the remains to Canada and their subsequent burial in the community of Eastend, about 390 kilometres southwest of Regina.

Gordon says his faith in humanity has been restored after seeing what so many people did for free, and on principle, to help his uncle return home. (CKRM)

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