(KCCI) DES MOINES, Iowa —
The remains of an Iowa veteran killed in World War II will return home more than 70 years later.
World War II veteran and Granger native Channing Whitaker joined the Marine Corps at age 17. His mother had to sign papers so he could go off to battle.
The young Iowa Marine died in 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa. More to the amazing story HERE