Fallen Philly Marine identified and reunited with family after 76 years

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- PFC Joseph F. Boschetti is missing in action no longer.

It's been 76 years since the Battle of Tarawa, which killed about 1,000 Marines and Sailors including this Manayunk native.

Today, several veterans groups from Philadelphia honored Boschetti and his family as his remains touched down on U.S. soil for the first time since the 1940s.

A viewing will be held from 9am to 11am Saturday, November 30 at St. John the Baptist Church, 175 Rector Street in Manayunk. It will be followed by an 11am Mass and interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Watch our video to see due respects paid to the fallen Marine.

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