Remains of Army Captain Who Died in WWII Return Home

His remains were lost for more than seven decades

The remains of an Army captain who was unaccounted for following World War II have returned home to Rhode Island to finally be laid to rest. 

The wake for Captain Elwood Euart, of Pawtucket, will be held Aug. 30 at Keefe Funeral Home in Lincoln, according to necn affiliate WJAR. 

Euart was 28 during the war and went back onto a ship that hit a mine and rescued people still inside before the ship rolled over on the reef. Euart never made it off the ship. 

His remains were lost for more than seven decades, but were finally returned in a plane at TF green Airport on Saturday. 

He will be buried in Pawtucket the Wednesday with full military honors.

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