Soldier Returns Home after 68 Years
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Green Bay-- The remains of Lieutenant James Des Jardins were returned to Green Bay Friday. Des Jardins was a fighter pilot, shot down over Germany in 1944. His remains were discovered last year in Germany but were not confirmed until recently.
Lt. James' nephew, Judge John Des Jardins said Friday, "It's an amazing feeling and I feel at peace as well, because we're bringing him back after 68 years." Lt. Des Jardins' remains were escorted to Green Bay from Milwaukee this afternoon. A ceremony will be held Sunday beginning at 11AM at Lyndahl Funeral Home in Green Bay.