Remains of four Tulare county Air Force men who died in the European theater during World War II are being returned aboard the U.S. Army Transport Lawrence Victory, the army announced today.
Aboard the ship are the bodies of S/Sgt. Donald S. Coday, son of Harve E. Coday, 144 East Honolulu street, Lindsay; 1st Lt. Joseph L. Fluty, 533 North Locust street, Visalia; 2nd Lt. Walter L. Penttila, son of Lauri Penttila, rural Porterville; S/Sgt. Leonard F. Rickert, next of kin Ada Louise Bates, rural Porterverille.
A total of 216 remains are being returned aboard the ship upon instructions of next of kin residing in California.