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Remains of World War II soldier returning to Montana

May 22, 2019

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The remains of a World War II soldier from Gallatin County are returning to Bozeman to be buried with full military honors.

Army Pvt. William Boegli died in 1944, at age 25, while working to evacuate wounded soldiers from Angaur Island, east of the Philippines. He was buried there and later buried at Fort McKinley in Manila, Philippines.

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred Boegli’s remains in January 2016 and used DNA from relatives to identify him last year.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Boegli’s remains will arrive at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport Thursday afternoon. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with interment following at Sunset Hills Cemetery.

Boegli’s nephew, Don McHenry, says it’s fitting to bring him home on Memorial Day weekend.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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