WW2 soldier’s body returning home 73 years after battle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of a century after he was killed in the ferocious World War II battle that was chronicled in the 1977 film “A Bridge Too Far,” Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz is coming home to Los Angeles.

The U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that Rosenkrantz’s body was recently recovered not far from where he died in the Netherlands in 1944.

His nephew Phillip Rosenkrantz says the family hopes to bury his uncle at Riverside National Cemetery, near the graves of four of his brothers who also served in the military.

David Rosenkrantz was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division’s Company H, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment when it made a daring landing in Holland in the early days of September 1944.

It took decades to locate his body.

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