Veterans

October 13, 2017
 

Vet Briefs October 13

Remains of Massachusetts airman lost in WWII identified

The remains of a U.S. Army Air Forces officer who went missing after a bombing run over northern Italy in World War II are coming home.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 2nd Lt. Richard M. Horwitz, of Brookline, will be buried Oct. 15 in Boston with full military honors.

The 22-year-old Horwitz was one of 11 crew members on a B24 Liberator last seen after the Feb. 28, 1945 attack on a railroad bridge.

It was determined in 1948 it had crashed in the Adriatic Sea.

The wreckage was located by an Italian citizen off the coast of Grado, Italy, in 2013, and remains were recovered in 2015.

Horwitz’s remains were identified through historical evidence, dental and bone analysis and by comparing DNA to a relative. AP
 

West Virginia honor guard for funeral of WWII flier

The West Virginia National Guard plans to provide an honor guard detail for the funeral Oct. 14 of a World War II aviator whose remains have been returned to Charleston, W.Va.

Second Lt. Clarence Dragoo, from Sandyville, was an Army Air Forces navigator on a B-24J Liberator.

He, along with 10 other crew members, died on Feb. 28, 1945, when their plane crashed heading to a rally point following a bombing run targeting a bridge in northern Italy.

His remains were found recently off the coast of Grado, Italy, in the Adriatic Sea.

According to Guard officials, Dragoo will be laid to rest Oct. 14 in Sandyville, W.Va. AP




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline

DOD agency IDs soldiers lost in Korean War from returned remains

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams wi...
 
 
Army photograph by Sean Kimmons

Green Berets finally together in Arlington after decades-long search

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Judi Boyer-Bouchard touches the headstone for her brother, Sgt. 1st Class Alan Boyer, during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 20, 2018. The remains of Boyer, who was missing in a...
 
 
aquarium5

Aquarium of the Pacific visit

On Sept. 11, veterans from the Pete Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Veterans were able to see seals, sea lions, penguins, otters, octopi and many other fish. A few o...