Funeral services announced for WWII vet Pvt. Andrew Ladner

A Lizana man who was in the Army just 14 months when he was killed in action during World War II will be buried in the family cemetery here on the Coast in April.

Funeral services have been announced for Pvt. Andrew J. Ladner, who was killed during an offensive in New Guinea in 1942. He was buried on the island after his death and remains found there were confirmed to be Ladner last year.

Ladner’s visitation will be held at 10 a.m. April 9 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Long Beach, followed by a funeral Mass and burial at Wolf River Cemetery in Lizana.

Ladner will be brought home by plane and have an Army Honor Guard greet his casket plane-side when he arrives.

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