Remains of Springfield marine, killed in battle 75 years ago in Guadalcanal, coming home (photos, video)

The remains of Private First Class Francis E. Drake Jr., the city's first marine to be killed in World War ll, are being flown in from Hawaii to Bradley International Airport Thursday afternoon. Watch video

SPRINGFIELD -- U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Francis E. Drake Jr., more than 75 long years following his heroic death on a faraway battlefield, is finally returning home.

The remains of the 20-year-old, the city's first marine to be killed in...

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