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Fallen marine comes home 75 years later

Fallen marine comes home 75 years later

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- One fallen marine is finally coming home.

Scranton native PTC Harrold Hannon died in combat in the Central Pacific in November of 1943.

Now, 75 years later, his remains are being returned to his family.

They were found and delivered by the Department of Defense along with other fallen soldiers.

He was among 1,100 Americans killed during 72 hours of fierce fighting on Tarawa Atol.

A ceremony was held today at the courthouse in his honor.

Family is calling it "unbelievable."

"It was nothing but mysteries for years as to what actually happened, whether he'd ever be recovered, or whether he was perhaps buried at sea. We never had real closure, which is happening now," said Harrold's Nephew and Navy Veteran William Hannon.

There will be more services Friday and Saturday, you can find that information in his obituary here.

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