At long last, a final resting place for two men lost during WWII

By CARLOS BONGIOANNI | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 26, 2013

Two men who served in the Army Air Forces during World War II were finally laid to rest Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Second Lt. Valorie L. Pollard and Sgt. Dominick J. Licari, were lost on March 13, 1944, when their A-20G Havoc bomber went down in bad weather in northeastern New Guinea while they were returning from a mission. Their remains were found in 2012.


Army honor guard members march beside a horse-drawn caisson Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery, where a burial service was held for two World War II Army Air Force members whose missing remains were recovered at a crash site in Papua New Guinea that was excavated in 2012.
Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes


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