Missing World War II soldier to be buried in Russell Springs next month

A Kentucky soldier who was killed in World War II but was unaccounted for up until this year will be laid to rest in Russell Springs next month.

Army Private First Class Henry C. Wade was killed in action in November 1944 near the Germany-Belgium border, but due to the tactical situation, his remains were not immediately recovered and he was declared non-recoverable in 1951.

Years of work by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency led to the identification of Wade.

Wade, who was from the Decatur community, will be laid to rest on November 29 in Russell Springs, and Gov. Beshear will order flags lowered to half-staff on the day of his interment.


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