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Jersey Proud: NJ vet honored with flyover minutes before dying from COVID-19

Sean Romero, of Absecon, was a longtime member of the New Jersey Air National Guard.

News 12 Staff

Dec 7, 2021, 3:26 AM

Updated 925 days ago

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A New Jersey veteran was honored with a flyover minutes before he died from COVID-19 on Friday.
Sean Romero, of Absecon, was a longtime member of the New Jersey Air National Guard. He worked as a mechanic for the F-16 fighter squadron in Atlantic City.
As a tribute, two planes from the squadron flew overhead as a salute to his service and his life.
Romero was in a bed at the event, as he was severely sick with COVID-19 for weeks.
Just minutes after the show, Romero died.
The father of four was 44 years old.
Services will be held for him on Tuesday.


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