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WWII Veteran, lost at war, finally laid to rest 7 decades later

Posted at 8:34 AM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 10:34:35-05

A world war two navy airman, that was missing in action for more than seven decades, has finally been laid to rest in St. Joseph, Michigan. 

Albert "Bud" Rybarczyk was aboard a plane near the Philippines in 1944 when his plane went down into the ocean. 

His remains were finally discovered in 2014 by members of Project Recover. 

Project Recover is an organization that uses autonomous robots to dive deep into the ocean, and then search through the waters of those missing in action. 

Rybarczyk's family couldn't believe the news when they heard he was heading home. 

Now, 73 years later, his family finally got to pay their respects to their fallen soldier.