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Remains of WWII Soldier Discovered; Will Be Buried in Ellensburg

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ELLENSBURG, WA.SH -- A U.S. soldier lost during World War II is finally coming home.

Lieutenant Ernest Martin will be buried in Ellensburg next week. In a letter, Martin's Family called his homecoming "an unexpected and special moment."

Martin went missing in November 1944 during the battle of Hurtgen Forest in Germany. His remains were found near Vossenack, Germany in 2000.  A German construction company found Martin's remaines while clearing unexploded artillery weapons from Hurtgen Forest.

Martin's family is actually from Hanover, Montana, but his only living relatives -- a niece and nephew -- both live in Ellensburg.

Martin's viewing services will be held next Thursday and Friday at Steward and Williams Tribute Center. He'll be buried at IOOF cemetary on October 11th with full military honors from the National Guard.

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