Remains of WWII veteran returning to US

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The remains of a World War II veteran are coming home. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican the body of Alexander Bonnyman Jr. was once declared unrecoverable. But thanks to new technologies a non-profit excavated the remains on Tarawa, a battleground of the pacific theatre.

Bonnyman received the Medal of Honor for leading demolition teams against the Japanese.

His remains are now making its way to the family cemetery in Tennessee where a plot bears his name. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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