Beloit man killed in World War II finally returns home

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BELOIT, Wisc. (WTVO) – A Beloit family now has some closure after the remains of a U.S. Army Sergeant returns home after 77 years.

Robert McCarville was killed in action on Dec. 5th, 1942. He was 24 years-old at the time. He’ll be buried Saturday.

Thursday night, residents lined the procession route in Beloit as McCarville finally made it home. The State Captain of the Patriot Guard Riders told us the ceremony was well deserved after everything McCarville did to protect our freedom.

“He signed the same dotted line as somebody in the recruiting center today,” said State Captian John Curran. Signed the line, raised his hand and swore to protect this country and the constitution and the people that it stands for. He deserves our respect and our honor. He’s going to be buried with respect and honor.”

McCarville’s family has asked for a private visitation.

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