VOL. 23 - NO. 33
SEP 16 - 23, 2018
PO BOX 13283
OAKLAND, CA 94661-0283

510.595.7777 FAX

Joint Forces Journal is published privately, and in no way is connected with DoD, the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. This website and the printed newspaper are intended for the members of the Armed Forces and their families. Contents do not necessarily reflect official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard, and do not imply endorsements thereof. The marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchases, user or patron for advertisers prohibited. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. Editorial content is prepared and edited privately, and is provided by the Public Affairs Office of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard installations. Correspondence and material for publication should be addressed to: Editor, Joint Forces Journal, P.O. Box 13283, Oakland, CA, 94661-0283. Deadline for receiving articles and photos is 3 p.m. Monday for publication on Friday of that week. Joint Forces Journal editorial policy is to use bylines and photo credits where applicable and when submitted.

WWII Veteran's Funeral at Arlington Held After More Than 7 Decades

Jul 12, 2018
by Elizabeth Zwirz
More than 70 years after his death, a World War II veteran was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Several relatives of Army Air Forces Staff Sgt. John H. Canty joined together at the military cemetery in Virginia to honor the fallen serviceman, who died after his B-26 Marauder crashed down in June 1944 when he was 22 years old.

The plane "was shot down" while flying over France in the midst of the war and every member of the eight-person crew onboard at the time died, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, who announced earlier this year that Canty's remains had been accounted for.

Scientists were able to use DNA analysis to identify the veteran's remains.

Canty's casket, adorned with an American flag, was escorted through the cemetery on a horse-drawn carriage. The flag was presented to Canty's nephew, Wayne Brazeau, 78, who attended the service with his wife, Dorothy.

* * * * *

Photo caption: Staff Sgt. John H. Canty, bottom left, and others he served with. Top row, from left: Lt. Col. Don Weiss, Lt. David Meserow, Lt. Axel Slustrop. Bottom row: Canty, S/Sgt. Tom McCaslin, T/Sgt. Clement Monaco. (Photo courtesy of Thomas McCaslin)


Navy, Air Force Team Up to Get to Bottom of Oxygen Deprivation Among Pilots

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Classic Film Musicals from the Golden Age of Hollywood Return to the Bankhead Theater in September

Army Eyeing Strategic Cannon Tech with 1,000-Mile Range

Marines Want New Headset That Will Amp Up Battlefield Sounds

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: A.C.T. to Present Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama “Sweat”

Coast Guard Cutter Returns Home Following Participation in RIMPAC

Army's Cold War-Era Apache Gunship Will Fly 30 More Years, General Says

Navy's F-35C Suffers 1st Major Mishap, Costing Millions in Damages

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Oakland Zoo to Host Exciting Upcoming Events

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents Groundbreaking Musical Memoir “Fun Home”