BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) _ The remains of an Ohio soldier missing nearly four years since he was captured in Iraq have returned to his home state.
Members of Sgt. Matt Maupin's unit say they met privately with his family and presented them with the 20-year-old soldier's Purple Heart and other decorations.
The 70 members of the Illinois-based 724th Transportation Company of the U.S. Army Reserve were also among hundreds to file past the flag-shrouded casket during a memorial service in suburban Cincinnati.
A tip from an Iraqi helped the military find Maupin's remains last month about 12 miles from where his fuel convoy was attacked by insurgents near Baghdad.
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