'No man left behind' as local soldier is ready to touch U.S. soil after almost 80 years post WWII

 

August 2, 2023

A memorial stone for a fallen American soldier stads in Hurtgen Forest in Germany.

Advanced science and a commitment to the American notion of "No soldier being left behind" is the reason why the Defense of POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) has announced that a soldier from WWII was accounted for on May 11, 2023. U.S. Army Sergeant John. W. Radanovich of Mt. Olive, Ill., was 23 years old at the time he reportedly went missing during WWII. Radanovich will be buried in Mt. Olive on Saturday, Aug. 12. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. 12 and a funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. at Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive. Burial will follow at the family plot...



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