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Calling hours held for WWII Airman returned home

By NICOLE PITT

For decades, Sgt. Dominick Licari, of Frankfort was thought missing in action during World War II.

Sgt. Licari was piloting an A-20 Havoc Bomber when he crashed in the mountains in New Guinea back in 1944 and it wasn't until recently that the plane and his remains were spotted using satellite technology, allowing him to finally return home.

His remains returned to his hometown of Frankfort on Friday and while family members say it's good to have some closure, they add that it's like going through the mourning process all over again.

Calling hours were held Monday for Sgt. Licari from 4 - 8 p.m. at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, 203 Second Ave in Frankfort.

His funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church.

Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Full Military Honors accorded by the US Army.

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