GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- As flags fly at half staff across the state on Sunday, a World War II Veteran is honored decades after he died on the battlefield.
Lt. James Des Jardins was a WWII pilot. He died when his airplane crashed in Germany during an attack in 1944. But not until seventy years later was his body found, and his remains identified. This week, he finally came back home.
"It's a little bittersweet. I think it's more sweet than bitter, because this is a time to recognize him, and to do it with dignity and respect," says John Des Jardins, nephew of James.
John Des Jardins returned from Pearl Harbor along with his uncle's remains on Friday. Family held a special service and burial on Sunday.
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