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Retired Marine major general buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Marines prepare to carry Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 16, 2018.

ROBERT KNAPP/U.S. MARINE CORPS

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 18, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. — Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday during a full honors funeral.

Fratarangelo died Aug. 24, 2017 at his home in Florida, according to his obituary.

He served 33 years as a Marine officer and his final active duty assignment was as commander of the Marine Corps Air Bases, Western Area. Fratarangelo flew 485 combat missions, performed 263 carrier landings, primarily in fighter or attack aircraft, according to his obituary.

Fratarangelo also served as the senior U.S. representative for the prisoner of war repatriation negotiations following the Gulf War.

He is survived by his wife Andrea H. Fratarangelo, daughters and grandchildren.

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Marine Corps Body Bearers, Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., fold the U.S. flag during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 16, 2018.
ROBERT KNAPP/U.S. MARINE CORPS

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