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WI man helps in return of WWII soldier remains

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 MADISON (AP) -- A Middleman filmmaker is among those who helped solve the mystery surrounding the remains of a soldier killed in World War II.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports the filmmaker, Jed Henry, and the family of Pfc. Lawrence Gordon plan to travel to France next month to take custody of Gordon's remains.
Gordon, from Canada, was killed in Normandy, France in 1944.
Henry was researching his grandfather's Army reconnaissance company for a documentary when he found Gordon's case -- the only unit member who was killed but never got a proper burial.
Henry's detective work helped him discover Gordon's remains had been misplaced in a cemetery for German soldiers in France. The French government later identified Gordon's remains and Henry's efforts helped pressure the U.S. military to accept the results.

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