The funeral for Military Pfc. James Wilmer White, pictured, might be held at Ewing-Schwarzel Funeral House Saturday. The general public is invited to participate within the products and services by way of lining the procession path.

Courtesy U.S. Military

POMEROY, Ohio — The stays of a soldier killed right through Global Warfare II might be interred on the White Circle of relatives Cemetery, June 12, in Meigs County, Ohio.

The funeral for Military Pfc. James Wilmer White might be held at Ewing-Schwarzel Funeral House, Pomeroy, Ohio, previous the interment.

The general public is invited to participate within the products and services by way of lining the procession path alongside East Major Side road from Court docket Side road towards Reed and Baur Company. Roughly 400 flags might be handed out to these lining the path.

Funeral products and services will happen at midday at Ewing-Schwarzel Funeral House in Pomeroy. A public viewing will happen from 10 a.m. to midday on the funeral house.

Consistent with the time table for the products and services, at 12:30 p.m. the circle of relatives and attendees will conclude the carrier throughout the funeral house. At 12:40 p.m., Bagpiper Lt. Robert Ronan will play “Going House” because the flag draped casket is positioned within the funeral house’s horse drawn hearse. The discharge of doves will practice.

The procession will go away the funeral house turning onto 2d Road after which directly to Court docket Side road. The procession will pause in entrance of the Meigs County Courthouse the place native highschool musicians will carry out underneath the course of Toney Dingess.

The procession, then led by way of drummers and native veterans who will provide the colours will march onto East Major Side road.

Native firefighters might be arrange with ladder vehicles close to Reed and Baur Company the place the flag draped casket might be transferred from the pony drawn hearse to the normal motorized hearse with native veterans serving because the pallbearers.

The procession, led by way of Sheriff Keith Picket, will then continue via Chester to the White Circle of relatives Cemetery on Bashan Highway. Upon arrival on the cemetery, veterans in attendance will shape a tunnel for the casket to be carried via.

On the graveside the Ohio Nationwide Guard will proceed with the products and services.

White’s stays are scheduled to reach in Meigs County overdue Tuesday after being flown to Columbus. Sheriff Picket and Ewing-Schwarzel Funeral House, with the help of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Administrative center, Columbus Police Division, and the Freedom Riders motorbike workforce will escort White again to Meigs County following a small carrier on the airport. The flight is scheduled to reach round 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday night in Columbus.

Consistent with a information liberate from the U.S. Military, a local of Chester, Ohio, White used to be assigned to Corporate E, 2rd Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), sometimes called Merrill’s Marauders. After taking the airfield in Myitkyina, Burma, from the Eastern on Might 17, 1944, White’s battalion used to be tasked with protecting the airfield. A month and a part later, he used to be reported killed in motion on July 2. Following the fight, his frame may just now not be recovered.

The stays of servicemen killed right through the fight have been buried in a minimum of 8 other brief cemeteries and a lot of remoted burial places. In the end, all recognized burials have been concentrated into the U.S. Army Cemetery at Myitkyina, together with the stays of those that weren’t known. In January and February 1946, the entire stays on the U.S. Army Cemetery have been disinterred and transferred to the U.S. Army Cemetery at Kalaikunda, India. The exhumation of the U.S. Army Cemetery at Kalaikunda used to be carried out in September and October 1947.

One set of stays, designated Unknown X-52 Kalaikunda, used to be not able to be known and used to be therefore buried within the Nationwide Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, referred to as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, in March 1949.

In July 2018, the stays of carrier participants from that fight have been transferred to the Protection POW/MIA Accounting Company laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

White used to be accounted for by way of the DPAA on Jan. 29, 2020 after his stays have been known the usage of dental, anthropological and mitochondrial DNA research and circumstantial proof.

His title is recorded at the Partitions of the Lacking on the Manila News Intelligencer (newspaper) American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig Town, Manila (newspaper), at the side of others nonetheless lacking from Global Warfare II. A rosette might be positioned subsequent to his title to suggest he has been accounted for.

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The funeral for Military Pfc. James Wilmer White, pictured, might be held at Ewing-Schwarzel Funeral House Saturday. The general public is invited to participate within the products and services by way of lining the procession path.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Day by day Sentinel.