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Fallen WWII vet remains returned home to Wisconsin

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A U.S. serviceman from Wisconsin who died during World War II was finally back home Friday.

The remains of Marine Corps Reserve Corporal Raymond Barker arrived in Milwaukee, and were then taken to Delavan.

Barker died November 20, 1943, but his remains were only identified last year.

He'll be buried in Delavan Saturday with full military honors. He died on Betio Island in the South Pacific during the Battle of Tarawa.

Governor Scott Walker ordered flags to fly at half-staff Saturday to honor Corporal Barker. The move will also honor former Secretary of State Vel Phillips, who passed away last month.

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