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Remains of World War II W.Va. airman coming home

MANNINGTON, W.Va. -- The remains of a West Virginia airman killed in Germany during World War II are coming home for burial.

Jerome Kiger of Mannington was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber that was shot down July 21, 1944. The remains of Kiger and another crewman were found in the plane's wreckage in Bavaria in 2008. Kiger's identity was confirmed by DNA testing.

The Dominion Post reports that Kiger will be buried with honors on July 21 at Mannington Memorial Park.

His family is inviting active-duty military personnel and veterans to attend the service.

 


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