FORT INDIANTOWN GAP—Buried with honors. A Schuylkill County soldier who fought in World War One is properly laid to rest.. 92*years after he was killed in action.
Motorcycles flood Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Lebanon County.. carrying American flags..to honor and lay to rest U. S. Army Private Henry Weikel.
Patroit Guard State Captain Barry Baini said, "It's heart-wrenching to a degree, but it's a welcome home. it's honoring his return to this country."
Private Weikel.. serving our country- at the age of 28*. He died in battle while serving in France.. back in September of 1918.
Barry: "He was listed MIA and for our government to continue the search, that gives light and hope to everybody."
"92 years later he came all this way, he must have really been a fighter.", beamed Weikel's great niece, Debra Coleman.
His body.. missing in France.. until a group of hunters found him in an unmarked grave in 2006.
A Pow--Mia team then excavating the site..and using forensic identification tools, evidence found at the scene, and dental records to identify the soldier.