Cleveland, Ohio 2021-06-13 21:35:43 –
Pomeroy, Ohio (WOWK) — Veterans and Ohio Bring Together Meigs County Town on Saturday to see the funeral procession of PFC James Wilmer White.
White from Pomeroy World War II hero He was killed in 1944 while fighting the Merrill’s Maraud Corps in Burma, a country now known as Myanmar. This past fall, his unit was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by both Houses.
“This guy is special because he is a World War II veteran and was lost during World War II in Burma,” said VFW9053 veteran Jackson Maze.
The Pomeroy community and veterans were impressed that White had finally returned home and came to see a procession celebrating his service.
“It’s a great honor to bring home a soldier who gave his life for our country 80 years ago,” said Derek Miller, Fire Chief of Pomeroy.
His return trip included temporary burials in the US Cemetery, Burma, and India, and was subsequently buried in the Pacific National Memorial Cemetery, known as Punchbowl, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Last year, White was finally identified by family-linked DNA. He was buried next to his parents in a family graveyard on the farm where he grew up.
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