DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A World War II veteran, whose remains were identified in April, will be laid to rest on Monday at DFW National Cemetery after 73 years.
Army Pvt. Kenneth D. Farris of Dodson, Texas was killed during World War II in Germany.READ MORE: Dallas County DA Says Prosecutors Will No Longer Make Recommendations To Grand Juries
Farris was injured by artillery on Nov. 28, 1944 while his unit was in the Hurtgen Forest in Germany. Survivors said he was last seen trying to find an aid station. He was listed as missing in action and then later deceased on Nov. 29, 1945.READ MORE: Kroger Pharmacies Offering Free Non-Surgical N95 Masks To 'Protect Customers, Communities Against COVID-19'
His remains were recovered in May 1946 but were unable to be identified. His remains were held at an American cemetery in France until they were eventually sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency for analysis on July 27, 2017.
His remains were identified on April 23.
The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders will escort Farris and his family to his final resting place at DFW National Cemetery. The group is encouraging the public to join them in honoring Farris and his family.MORE NEWS: Ford To Stop Taking Orders For New $20,000 Maverick Pickup
The service will start at 11 a.m.