MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Almost 70 years after his death, a Wisconsin soldier is finally home.
The remains of lieutenant James Des Jardins of Green Bay landed in Milwaukee on Friday.
His plane was shot down in Germany in 1944.
Des Jardin's nephew flew to Hawaii to escort his remains back home and arrived this morning.
"I do feel a lot of peace you know and I feel a lot of dignity and respect . I see the Patriot Guard here and the dignity and respect that they treat this and also coming back from Pearl Harbor the way the military has treated this has been phenomenal," said Judge John Des Jardins.
Lt. Des Jardins will be buried on Sunday with full military honors.
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