Finally, Closure for one DeFuniak Springs Family

Finally, Closure for one DeFuniak Springs Family

DeFuniak Springs - Finally a Northwest Florida Family who lost a loved one in World War two can have some closure.

Today, more than 70 years after his death, a Ewart "Earl" Sconiers' remains are being returned home. He was a first Lt. in the army air force, and was part of a b-17 bomber crew that was shot down and transferred to a prisoner of war camp in Poland. 

Sconiers later died in that prison camp in 1944. It wasn't until late 2016 that Sconiers' body was found and positively identified.  Today, his remains are being transported with full military honors to his family in DeFuniak Springs.

Currently, there are nearly 74-thousand US service members still unaccounted for from World War two. Less than half of those service members are assessed as "possibly-recoverable."

Sconiers will finally be buried right next to his mother this coming Saturday.

 


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