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World War II Marine killed at Tarawa finally makes way home

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Corporal Henry Andregg
Corporal Henry Andregg. Screenshot of embedded video.

The casket of Corporal Henry Andregg, known as Junior to his friends and loved ones, was brought back to an Atlanta airport reverently received by Marines and his family.

He was a World War II Marine who fought in Tarawa and was recently identified with DNA to be brought home to his loved ones, according to WDEF.

“In our mind, we never thought we’d seen Junior again and even, after 70 something, 74 years that we were shocked that they had finally identified the remains,” Cpl. Andregg’s great-grandnephew Skip Rogers said.

The funeral for Cpl. Andregg will be held in the Marine’s hometown of Whitwell at 10 am on Friday at the Reed Funeral Home. He will then be buried with full military honors at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

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