Remains of US Army soldier killed during WWII to be buried in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The remains of a U.S. Army soldier killed during World War II, will be buried in Milwaukee. 

According to a news release, U.S. Army Pfc. John W. Gordon -- a native of Winnetka, Illinois, was assigned to G, 2nd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. The unit was engaged in battle with German forces during the Battle of Reipertswiller in France.

Gordon was killed in action Jan. 17, 1945, when his company was subjected to a German counterattack after it had been cut off from allied forces the day before. By Jan. 20, all of the men from Company G had been killed or captured, and American forces were unable to recover Gordon’s body. He was 32 years old.

Gordon was accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in July of last year. 

Gordon will be interred Oct. 27 at Wood National Cemetery. 

Harter Funeral Home, Brookfield, Wisconsin, will perform graveside services preceding the interment.

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