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WWII hero laid to rest: Marine Corps 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn died in the Battle of Tarawa during World War II. He was assumed to be missing at sea. Nearly 75 years later, his remains were identified. He was buried Saturday, May 5, 2018, with full military honors at Miller Cemetery in Temple.

Ruth Quinn, sister-in-law of David H. Quinn, holds the American flag from his casket. Flanking her at the burial are her sons and the fallen Marine’s nephews, Paul Quinn, left, and David Quinn. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Marine Corps 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, who died Nov. 20, 1943, in the Battle of Tarawa during World War II, was buried Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Temple. (Department of Defense)
Southwest Airlines employees show respect as the Marines carry the remains of 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, a U.S. Marine, during the dignified transfer held at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Friday, May 4, 2018. David was killed in the Battle of Tarawa during World War II. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
As Southwest Airlines employees hold their hands over their hearts, a Marine honor guard prepares to receive the casket of 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, who was killed while fighting in the Battle of Tarawa in the South Pacific during World War II, as the casket arrived at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Friday, May 4, 2018. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Family members wait by the hearse during the Dignified Transfer for 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, a U.S. Marine, held at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Friday, May 4, 2018. David was killed in the Battle of Tarawa during World War II. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
From left are Lexi Cooke, 6, from New Ipswich, and her cousins Endreya Cooke, 11, and Kendrell, 9, both from Rindge, during the Dignified Transfer for 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, a U.S. Marine, at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Friday, May 4, 2018. David was killed in the Battle of Tarawa during World War II. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Jenni Naglie, 8, from Bow, was in attendance at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Friday, May 4, 2018, for the arrival of the casket of 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, a U.S. Marine killed in World War II. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Paul Quinn pushes his mother, Ruth, David Quinn’s sister-in-law, as they leave the airport ramp after the transfer of Quinn’s casket on Friday, May 4, 2018. Ruth Quinn, 92, is the last living family member to have known Quinn, who was killed in action in 1943. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
A crowd gathers after the memorial service Saturday for 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn at Temple Congregational Church. Motorcycle groups, including the Patriot Guard Riders, were among those attending. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Patriot Guard Riders and other groups gather Saturday for a memorial service at Temple Congregational Church for Marine 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn of Temple, who was killed during World War II. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Motorcycle groups gather for the memorial service for 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Members of the Temple color guard carry flags for the memorial service for Marine Corps 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn at Temple Congregational Church on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Program booklets at the memorial service had the World War II photo of 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn on the cover. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
The Rev. Leonard Zecchini, left, listens as David H. Quinn’s nephew and namesake, retired Army National Guard Maj. David Quinn, speaks at the memorial service. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Friends and family of Marine 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, who was killed during World War II, carry his casket after a memorial service at Temple Congregational Church on Saturday. Quinn was killed in 1943 during the first wave of the assault on the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
U.S. Marines conduct the flag-folding ceremony for 1st Sgt. David H. Quinn, a Marine who died in World War II and was assumed missing at sea. Nearly 75 years later, his remains were identified and he was buried Saturday with full military honors at Miller Cemetery in Temple.  (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Paul Quinn spent nearly 18 years trying to locate his uncle’s body after learning the Marine might not have died at sea. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)