WWII soldier to be buried on Veterans Day in Michigan - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

WWII soldier to be buried on Veterans Day in Michigan

Stock photo Stock photo
DETROIT (AP) -

The remains of a World War II soldier from Detroit will be laid to rest on Veterans Day in northern Michigan.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Army Technician Fourth Grade Pete M. Counter was 24 when he went missing in action.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says Counter was killed in 1942 during intense engagement with Japanese forces in what is now Papua New Guinea. His remains were recently identified through forensic analysis using DNA, dental records and circumstantial evidence.

He will be buried Saturday in Onaway with full military honors.

His name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at a monument site in the Philippines along with the names of other soldiers missing in action from the war. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he's been identified.

Copyright 2017 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • First Alert Forecast: Highs back to near 90° Thursday

    First Alert Forecast: Highs back to near 90° Thursday

    Mostly sunny skies will allow highs Monday through Wednesday to reach 80 degrees.

    More >>

    Mostly sunny skies will allow highs Monday through Wednesday to reach 80 degrees.

    More >>
  • 15 Cleveland recruits accused of cheating kicked out police academy

    15 Cleveland recruits accused of cheating kicked out police academy

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:52:44 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

     An attorney representing 10 of them has filed a federal lawsuit and says the recruits didn't do anything wrong.

    More >>

     An attorney representing 10 of them has filed a federal lawsuit and says the recruits didn't do anything wrong.

    More >>
  • Man dies after being shot in leg on Macomber Street

    Man dies after being shot in leg on Macomber Street

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:41:10 GMT

    Toledo Police confirmed a man has died after being shot in the 1900 block of Macomber Street just before noon on Wednesday.

    More >>

    Toledo Police confirmed a man has died after being shot in the 1900 block of Macomber Street just before noon on Wednesday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly