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Old 2 June 2018, 09:42
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Welcome Home, PFC Sappington

PFC Oscar Eugene Sappington will be returned to US soil Wednesday to be buried at home. He'd lain in a grave in Belgium for the last 70 years, one marked "Unknown." He was identified via family DNA recently.

PFC Sappington was killed in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest in January, 1945, while serving with the 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division.

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Old 2 June 2018, 13:46
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Old 2 June 2018, 14:07
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Always good to hear of a man who gave all being brought home. RIP.
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Old 2 June 2018, 17:37
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Welcome home, you can rest easy now.


And a big thank you to those working to recover and identify our guys.
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Old 2 June 2018, 18:44
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Yet another inspiring story from a country that exceeds my expectations on so many fronts.
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Old 2 June 2018, 23:00
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Old 3 June 2018, 09:22
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Old 3 June 2018, 09:51
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Welcome back trooper. You're home now. RIP.
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Old 22 June 2018, 14:04
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Old 22 June 2018, 15:03
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Old 22 June 2018, 15:51
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Old 22 June 2018, 21:49
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Welcome home, PFC Sappington...
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Old 5 August 2018, 04:20
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Do not forget he was in the Ardennes American Cemetery outside Liege, Belgium. He was buried as an Unknown Soldier. This is just one other cemetery in the American Battle Monuments Commission.
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