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Local native’s remains buried at Arlington

October 1, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Navy Lt. Francis B. McIntyre has at last been laid to rest, nearly 67 years after he died serving his country.
McIntyre, a Mitchell native, and a second airman were killed Nov. 10, 1943. The SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber McIntyre was piloting crashed during a combat mission on Buka Island, Papua New Guinea.
His body was recovered in 2008 and identified on Jan. 14 this year. The interment Wednesday was solemn and formal, according to Larry Greer, a spokesman for the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO). Continue Reading

Heroes returning home after 67 years

September 28, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Lost for 67 years, Navy Lt. Francis B. McIntyre is coming home.
McIntyre, a Mitchell native who was killed in a World War II plane crash, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery Friday, according to the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO).
The DPMO recently announced that the remains of two servicemen, missing in action since 1943, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Continue Reading