Remains of Marine killed in WWII laid to rest in Brooklyn

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BENSONHURST -

Relatives of a former Marine finally had the chance to pay their respects after nearly seven decades.

Pvt. Joseph Carbone was killed in 1943 during the Pacific battle against the Japanese at Tarawa. His remains went unidentified for years, but his mother never gave up hope.

"She wrote all kinds of colonels and military personnel and they all told her the same thing," said Nancy Lewis, Carbone's niece. "That we never found his remains and unfortunately, you know, there's nothing we can do."

Lewis sent in her DNA and Carbone's remains were finally identified in July.

Carbone was laid to rest alongside his parents in Bensonhurst this weekend.

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