A WWII Navy seaman's remains to be buried Saturday in Georgia

Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Deward W. Duncan, Jr., 19, of Monroe, Georgia, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 17, 2018.


By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 6, 2019

MONROE, Ga. — A sailor killed 75 years ago in World War II is finally back home in Georgia.

Navy Reserve Seaman 2nd Class Deward W. Duncan, Jr., was killed in action in the South Pacific in 1944. He was 19.

Duncan was assigned to Aviation, Construction, Ordnance, Repair, Navy Fourteen, Standard Landing Craft Unit 4 when a Japanese air raid dropped a bomb near his tent Jan. 14, 1944. Duncan's name is recorded on the Tablets of the Missing, along with others killed or lost in WWII. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

On Wednesday, Duncan's remains were flown to Atlanta, where they were later escorted to the Rest Haven Cemetery in Walton County. Duncan will be buried with full military honors on Saturday in his family's plot.

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