DRY RUN, PA. - Staff Sgt. Robert J. Flood, who disappeared with his crew mates when their B-24 crashed 63 years ago during World War II, finally was laid to rest next to his parents Saturday afternoon at Upper Path Valley Cemetery near Dry Run.
The funeral carried full military honors, including a U.S. Army Reserve color guard and a flyover by a lone military jet.
Attending the funeral was Flood's brother, Richard L. Flood, 84, of Mifflintown, Pa., and several other family members.
"We definitely have a feeling of closure," said Robin Miller, a niece of the Flood brothers. "It's wonderful that this happened while Uncle Dick is living. It's good to have him see Uncle Bob come home."
Flood was 22 when his plane was lost July 7, 1944, during a bombing raid on an aircraft factory in Bernburg, Germany.