A U.S. soldier who was killed in World War II will finally be buried in his hometown today.
Tech Sergeant Walter A. McLellan was on the crew of a bomber. The plane was hit while making an air raid near Dresden, Germany, on April 17th, 1945. Local people say McLellan parachuted out and was killed by German forces.
He was buried in a sports field. After the war, the grave was moved to a church cemetery.
Since the Soviets controlled East Germany, the U.S. could not get McLellan's remains back. Now they have been identified and returned to his family.
McLellan was 19 when he died. He came from Pensacola, Florida.
February 12th is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, who is considered one of the U.S.' greatest Presidents. He led the country during its Civil War. Lincoln strongly supported ending slavery.
Lincoln described his early life this way:
"I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My father ... removed from Kentucky to
... Indiana, in my eighth year.... It was a wild region, with many
bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up.... Of
course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could
read, write, and cipher [do math] ... but that was all."
He became a lawyer and elected official. He was President from 1861 till his death in 1865.
Lincoln was killed by an actor who had supported the losing side in the Civil War. You can read more about him here.