Flags Lowered for World War II Service Member

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Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, Oct. 15, the day of interment, in honor of 2nd Lt. Richard M. Horwitz, Army/Airforce 716th Bomber Squadron, 449th Bombardment Group.

Horwitz, a native of Canton, went missing on Feb. 28, 1945 in the Gulf of Trieste, Italy. His remains have been identified and are returning home to be laid to rest.