FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) A proper burial is what Army Sergeant Charles Robert Marshall will now receive.
An I.D. bracelet is what his widow, Dixie Hyden, 89, will get 69 years after he left with it for WWII.
Marshall's body arrived at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport on Wednesday.
It was a long-awaited return for Dixie and son, Robert David.
In 1944, Marshall's B-24 bomber was shot down in Germany.
His body was never found and three years later he was declared dead.
"He didn't deserve to be over in another country," said Hyden.
Four years ago, a German man stumbled upon old plane parts and human remains.
He contacted the family, the area was excavated and the missing pieces came together.
Now, the family will be able to give Marshall the respect he deserves.
The family will have a memorial service with full military honors on Friday.
The burial will take place the next day at Davidson Memorial Gardens.