PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) -- A funeral is planned Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery for a Moline Marine and six others who were killed in a World War II crash and whose remains only recently were identified.
Second Lt. Dwight Ekstam, of Moline, was on a PBJ-1 bomber that crashed on Espiritu Santo island in the South Pacific in 1944.
Also killed were 1st Lt. Laverne Lallathin, of Raymond, Wash.; Pfc. John A. Donovan, of Plymouth, Mich.; 2nd Lt. Walter Vincent, of Tulsa, Okla.; Tech. Sgt. James Sisney, of Redwood City, Calif.; Cpl. Wayne Erickson, of Minneapolis; and Cpl. John Yeager, of Pittsburgh.
Partial remains of 2nd Lt. Ekstam and his comrades will be buried together on Thursday, while 1st Lt. Lallathin's remains will be interred separately.