KABC: Boyle Heights Memorial Day ceremony honors WWII vet after remains discovered nearly 80 years later
Los Angeles, May 31, 2021
Private Cruz was among the many men and women who were honored at the ceremony. U.S. Representative Jimmy Gomez's office presented Private Cruz's family with a recognition certificate and a flag flown over the capitol.
"We are so grateful to the marines, archeologists and to everyone who worked so hard to make it possible for him to come home," said Milca Wagner, Cruz's niece. "Thank God for closure for my mom that she was able to lay her brother to rest after so many years."