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Missing WWII Soldier from Dixon, IL Identified

Today, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced it has identified a missing World War II soldier from Dixon, Illinois.

Army Private Myron Williams was killed during World War II. His body was finally identified last July.

In November 1944, Williams and his unit were sent to fight near Hürtgen, Germany. Wlliams was reported missing in action on the 16th.

A year later, the War Department released a statement, assuming Williams to be dead. And, in 1951, Williams was declared "non-recoverable."

Years later, thanks to a historian, some unidentifed remains buried in Belgium were compared to Williams' DNA and dental records.

Today, Williams is honored on the "Walls of the Missing" in the Netherlands, and a rosette will be added to his marker to show he is no longer missing.

Williams will be buried in Killeen, Texas.