PFC Remains Buried In Jackson County

In 1943, 19-year-old Berton J. McQueen left his home in Jackson County to fight in WWII, but little did he or his family know that would be the last time McQueen would be in the mountains… until now.In 1944, while stationed in France, Army Pfc. McQueen was severely injured in combat. He eventually succumbed to his injuries and died at an aid station. His body was then buried outside of the station.Leaving his family with numerous questions, his remains would go unidentified for more than half a century. But thanks to DNA testing, McQueen’s remains were positively identified in July of 2021. Saturday marked the burial of PFC McQueen at Veteran’s Memorial Park in McKee.

Source: MG News

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