WWII veteran buried in Queens nearly 80 years after death

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Sunday, November 20, 2022
WWII veteran buried in Queens nearly 80 years after death
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A World War II veteran is back home nearly 80 years after his death.

MIDDLE VILLAGE, Queens (WABC) -- A World War II veteran is back home nearly 80 years after his death.

Services for John Heffernan were held on Saturday afternoon.

Heffernan was a U.S. Army Air Corps Lieutenant and Navigator. His bomber was shot down by Japanese forces in 1944. He was only 24 years old.

Now, Heffernan's remains were put in his final resting spot at St. John Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens - next to his mother's grave.

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