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Chris0382
11-20-2008, 05:43 AM
This just in from the Hartford Courant here in CT.
Its a nice way to pay respects for a fallen comrad after so many years. May he be at peace always.

Flags To Be At Half-Staff As Airman Interred

November 20, 2008

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has ordered state and U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff today to honor Staff Sgt. Martin F. Troy, a Norwalk native whose remains are to be buried today at Arlington National Cemetery.

Troy, a waist gunner on a B-24H Liberator bomber, was killed June 30, 1944, when his plane was shot down. His remains were not recovered until July 2007. They were positively identified this summer. A story about Troy and the mission on which he was lost was published in Wednesday's Courant.

"As Staff Sgt. Troy is finally laid to rest Thursday amid the peaceful hills of Arlington National Cemetery, the thoughts, prayers and gratitude of all of Connecticut will be with his family," Rell said in a statement issued by her office. "He is home at last " never forgotten, but home at last."

Chris0382
11-20-2008, 05:43 AM
This just in from the Hartford Courant here in CT.
Its a nice way to pay respects for a fallen comrad after so many years. May he be at peace always.

Flags To Be At Half-Staff As Airman Interred

November 20, 2008

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has ordered state and U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff today to honor Staff Sgt. Martin F. Troy, a Norwalk native whose remains are to be buried today at Arlington National Cemetery.

Troy, a waist gunner on a B-24H Liberator bomber, was killed June 30, 1944, when his plane was shot down. His remains were not recovered until July 2007. They were positively identified this summer. A story about Troy and the mission on which he was lost was published in Wednesday's Courant.

"As Staff Sgt. Troy is finally laid to rest Thursday amid the peaceful hills of Arlington National Cemetery, the thoughts, prayers and gratitude of all of Connecticut will be with his family," Rell said in a statement issued by her office. "He is home at last " never forgotten, but home at last."

Enforcer572005
11-20-2008, 11:43 PM
at least he finally came home. THey will always find these remains. Must've been buried pretty deeply in the crash, or been in the middle of nowhere. They still find them sometimes in the US from training accidents.

woofiedog
11-21-2008, 01:57 AM
Yes it's good to see he finally came home after all these years.

JOHN LENBURG STORY (http://www.angel45-2b.com/johnlenburg.html)

A little more to the above story. (http://www.combatvets.net/asp/biopage.asp?ID=155)