MADISON— Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., Nov. 16, in honor of Army Pfc. Eugene E. Lochowicz, who was killed during World War II.

Lochowicz, 19, of Milwaukee, went missing on February 23, 1945, while his unit crossed the Roer River under fire near Lendersdorf, Germany. He was serving as a member of Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has identified his remains, and he was accounted for on July 24, 2019.

“After many years of unsuccessful efforts to find Army Pfc. Lochowicz, his family can have peace of mind knowing he will be returning to his hometown of Milwaukee,” Gov. Evers said. “The people of Wisconsin are forever grateful for his service, selflessness, and sacrifice, and our thoughts are with his family as they lay him to rest on Saturday.”

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