Jersey Proud: New Jersey family to lay to rest fallen relative killed in WWII

Army Sgt. James Rotunno was killed in France in World War II. His remains were only identified with DNA technology last September.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2023, 2:52 AM

Updated 453 days ago

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A funeral will be held Saturday morning in Lyndhurst for a man who died 78 years ago.
Army Sgt. James Rotunno was killed in France in World War II.
His remains were only identified with DNA technology last September.
Rotunno's body arrived at Newark International Airport Friday night with a ceremony to mark the dignified transfer of remains.
Rotunno was in a grave of the unknown in France for over 70 years.
His family will gather in the morning for a burial with full military honors.
His eternal resting place will be in North Arlington.


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