Remains of local WWII soldier to be brought home Saturday

The remains of U.S. Army Private First Class Henry Wade, a Russell County soldier who was killed in action in World War II, will be brought back home on Saturday.

According to Wilson Funeral Home, which is handling the arrangements, a procession will be held Saturday afternoon beginning at around 2 or 2:30.

The Jamestown Fire Department will erect the large flag over the intersection of KY 80 and 127, and the procession will go south on 127 through Jamestown, around the square, and then back toward the funeral home.

Everyone is encouraged to show respect by observing along the procession route or safely entering the procession along the way.

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. He will be laid to rest at Mill Springs National Cemetery on Nov. 29.

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