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Full Honors Graveside Service for Army Air Forces 1st. Lt. Francis Pitonyak at Arlington National Cemetery
Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in the full honors service for Army Air Forces 1st. Lt. Francis Pitonyak at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Sept. 22, 2017. Pitonyak, a member of the 36th Fighter Group, 8th Fighter Squadron during WWII, went missing in October 1943 during deteriorating weather conditions and lost visibility near Port Moresby, Territory of Papua. His remains were identified by a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency recovery team in July 2016 from dental remains recovered from a crash site in Papua New Guinea. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)