WASHINGTON, D.C. (KDKA) – More than six decades ago, a young man from Pittsburgh died fighting for his country.

Second Lt. Regis Dietz, 28, is finally home and was honored with others at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday.

Caskets were lined in a row with dog tags attached to each handle.

A fly-over hailed airmen lost during World War II. They are men who are now “on final forever.”

Dietz’s B-24D “Liberator” went down near New Guinea on a reconnaissance mission in 1943. His remains, identified by DNA were buried at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Washington County.

On Thursday, the crew of 12 including Lt. Dietz, were honored with great ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Prayers were read along with a rifle salute.


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