Last WWII Coast Guard POW Laid to Rest

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Lt. James Crotty’s remains were laid to rest in Buffalo, New York, Nov. 2, 2019. Crotty was stationed in the Philippines in 1941 was taken prisoner and died July 1942. He was buried in a mass grave with other service members. On Sept. 19, 2019, Lt. Crotty’s remains were identified, and returned home. Narration done by Doctor William Thiesen, Atlantic Area Historian. (U.S. Coast Guard video)

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