LOWELL (CBS) – Nearly 70 years after he was killed in action in the Pacific Ocean, a World War II veteran from Lowell will finally be laid to rest this weekend.

The military was recently able to positively identify the remains of  Airman 2nd Lt. Martin P. Murray, U.S. Army.  Back in 1943, the 21-year old Murray was among a crew of 12 that went missing.

WBZ-TV’s Ken Macleod reports

Their remains were discovered in 2007 in New Guinea.

Murray will be buried Saturday at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Lowell after the hearse drives by his boyhood home.

About 30 family members are expected to attend.

He will receive full military honors.