Calling all veterans - The following article tells about this WWII airman who is finally coming home after 70 years: MANNINGTON, W.Va. -- The remains of a West Virginia airman killed in Germany during World War II are coming home for burial. Jerome Kiger of Mannington was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber that was shot down July 21, 1944. The remains of Kiger and another crewman were found in the plane's wreckage in Bavaria in 2008. Kiger's identity was confirmed by DNA testing. The Dominion Post reports that Kiger will be buried with honors on July 21 at Mannington Memorial Park. His family is inviting active-duty military personnel and veterans to attend the service. ****** I called the City Office and got some preliminary details. The funeral procession will start at the Hutson Funeral Home, 500 East Main St, Mannington, WV (on Rt 250 next to the Exxon) at 1330 hrs (1:30pm) on 21 July 2013 and will proceed to the Mannington Memorial Park cemetery on Buffalo Brink Road (paved) for interment. I would like to invite all veterans and anyone else who appreciates the sacrifice this young man paid for our freedoms. It would be a shame to have just a few people show up for this. Let's make it happen and show Sgt Kiger and his family how much we appreciate what he did. I will try to post details as they are available. You can also Google or Bing the Mannington City Office as they will be posting info as it becomes available. UPDATE: See Post #23 on Page 2 THANKS!