The remains of an Indianapolis soldier who was killed in a German forest during World War II have been identified 74 years after his death.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that Army Pfc. Marvin E. Dickson’s remains were identified through DNA analysis, dental records and other means.
Dickson was 19 when he was killed on Nov. 13, 1944 in Germany’s Hürtgen Forest.
Surviving soldiers could not provide the exact location where Dickson was killed, and he was eventually listed as killed in action.
His remains were found in April 1947, but buried after they couldn’t be identified. They were exhumed in 2017 and sent to a laboratory for identification.
Dickson was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division.