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Two airmen missing from WWII to be buried with full military honors

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Sep 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-12 17:35:59-04

Two military families will finally get some closure after several decades.

Two airmen who were missing in action from World War II have been identified and will be buried with full military honors. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office made the announcement today.

Officials say in 1944, Army Air Force 2nd Lt. Valorie L. Pollard of Monterey, Calif. and Sgt. Dominick J. Licari of Frankfort, N.Y. were crew members of an A-20G Havoc bomber that did not return to a base in a country that is now known as Papua New Guinea. The bomber crashed after attacking targets.

Last year, the crash site was excavated and the two airmen’s remains were found.

They will be buried in a single casket in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 19th.

Licari’s remains were buried in Frankfort on August 6th.