WWII soldier's remains buried in Charleston 67 years later

Warren Moxley
Warren Moxley
Moxley's remains were buried Tuesday in Charleston.
Moxley's remains were buried Tuesday in Charleston.

CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - Warren Moxley of Charleston served our country as an Army reconnaissance pilot.

He was shot down and killed March 15, 1945 while on a special mission in Germany.

Warren was just 24 years old.

His family had not been able to bury him because the Army had not located his remains.

In 1993, his remains were discovered in Germany with several airplane parts, but they were not positively identified until April of 2012.

Just last year, a special recovery team from the Army located his remains and several airplane parts.

Now, his family says they finally have closure.

Sixty-seven years later, Moxley's remains were buried in Charleston to lay in peace with several other relatives.

"It's a big honor that we have my brother home after all these years," said Fred Moxley.

"I just thought it was the most wonderful thing. When do you ever hear about something like this? Even just a few years later, but 67 years later?" said one of Moxley's nieces.

"He was a special brother to me," Fred Moxley said. "Even though I had a lot of other brothers, we were just real close and I'm just glad he's home."

Moxley is survived by two brothers and two sisters. He was buried with full military honors.

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