FRANKFORT, N.Y. (AP) - A World War II airman from central New York whose remains were recovered in the South Pacific last year has been buried in his hometown.
Sgt. Dominick Licari's funeral was held Tuesday at a church in Frankfort, in the western Mohawk Valley near Utica. He was buried in his hometown cemetery with full military honors.
Military officials notified Licari's family last month that his remains had been found in Papua New Guinea in 2012 and positively identified.
The 31-year-old Licari was a gunner aboard a two-man A-20 Havoc bomber that crashed into a mountain while returning from a combat mission against the Japanese in March 1944. The pilot, Valorie Pollard of Monterey, Calif., was also killed. His remains have been recovered and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.