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World War I vet's remains finally being buried

JACKSONVILLE, MO (AP) - More than eight decades after World War I veteran Donald Wylie died, he will finally be laid to rest at a cemetery for veterans.

A ceremony is scheduled for Monday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in the north-central Missouri town of Jacksonville.

The Missouri Veterans Commission says Wylie's remains had been unclaimed since his death in 1928. He had been a resident of St. Louis and a sergeant during the war.

Officials with the Missing in America Project spent years searching for Wylie's discharge papers from the U.S. Army. Knowing he had served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in World War I, the MIAP and the commission worked with Canada to find proof of honorable discharge.

Once they got it, Wylie became eligible for burial with military honors.

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