HONORS FOR MARINE, A BLAST VICTIM
The body of Henry Mackert, Jr., which was identified yesterday as one ofthe Marines who lost their lives in the arsenal explosion at Dover last Saturday, will be taken to his late home at 10-735 111th Street, Richmond Hill, New York, this morning, where it will lie in state throughout the day. The body will then be taken to Washington and buried in Arlington Cemetery. It was announced that full military honors would be rendered.
RITES FOR EXPLOSION HERO
Military Honors To H. D. Mackert, Jr. Of The U. S. Marines
July 16, 1926
Funeral services were held yesterday in the Church of our Lady of Perpetual Help, Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, for Private Henry D. Mackert, Jr. of the United States Marines, 22 years old, who died with a fire hose in his hands while trying to extinguish the blaze in a burning naval magazine filled with TNT at Lake Denmark, New Jersey, last Saturday.
The body had lain in state on Thursday at the Mackert home in 111th Street. A guard of honor from the Marine Barracks bore the body to and from the hearse yesterday.
The Gold Star Mothers and the American Legion of Richmond Hill South attended the services, which were conducted by the Rev. James Flynn.
The body was taken by train to Virginia to be buried in the Arlington National Cemetery.
MACKERT, HENRY D JR
DATE OF DEATH: 07/10/1926
BURIED AT: SECTION WH EN SITE 20897
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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