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World War II veteran remains brought back to Tucson to be laid to rest

Posted at 8:56 AM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 11:56:39-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A somber homecoming for an Arizona World War II prisoner of war killed in the Philippines in 1942.

Today Fort Huachuca personnel, Tucson Police, and firefighters escorted the remains of Sergeant Cread E. Shuey to South Lawn Chapel.

Shuey's remains were brought in a coffin draped with an American flag.

A specialized defense department unit identified his remains using relatives' DNA.

On Thursday, he will be laid to rest at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Marana.

Shuey's family will be there.