Wrong Body Delivered For Soldier Funeral In Kansas

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A day after a different soldier's remains were mistakenly escorted from Kansas City International Airport to a Kansas City, Kan., cemetery, the body of Pvt. Henry E. "Rickey" Marquez is finally home.

The remains of the soldier, who was killed in battle 64 years ago in Germany, arrived at the airport Thursday morning. they were taken to Highland Park Cemetery, where he will be buried Saturday.

A mix-up Wednesday led to the remains of the wrong soldier being sent to the cemetery in a grand procession that included Patriot Guard motorcycle riders, Fort Leavenworth soldiers and local police. John Marquez says that when the procession reached the cemetery, military officers realized his brother's remains were still in Hawaii.

Army officials would not say how the mix-up occurred.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 46362502 - kake.com/a?a=46362502
Gray Television, Inc.