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Remains of World War II soldier Richard "Tiny" Sowell returned home

Posted at 12:00 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 04:31:01-05

After more than 70 years the remains of a soldier who died in the Far East during World War II were returned home Wednesday morning.

US Army Sgt. Richard “Tiny” Sowell was killed in action on Saipan in 1944.

His remains were found and later identified.

Palm Beach Post Reporter Eliot Kleinberg first revealed the story in an exclusive report. (Read the full story).

A funeral is scheduled for Friday.