Remains Of WWII Army Private From Md. Coming Home

DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — A Dundalk man says his brother is finally coming home from World War II, 66 years after he was killed in action

Kenneth Bayne, 83, says he learned Wednesday that the remains of Pfc. Robert Bayne will arrive within weeks.

Bayne says Robert disappeared during a mission in Germany in 1945. He says Army dental records didn’t match any of the three soldiers killed in the skirmish, so Robert’s remains were declared unknown and buried in France.

Bayne says the mission’s only survivor convinced him that the unknown soldier was Robert. He says he and his twin brother Calvin submitted DNA that proved the point last summer.

Bayne says the family is planning a funeral Mass in Dundalk, and a graveside service with military honors at the family plot.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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