Dec 30, 2015 9:21 AM by Cheryl Wengren
NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of police and U.S. military service officers are expected to line the streets of Manhattan for a funeral for a U.S. soldier and New York City police officer killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.
The service for Joseph Lemm will be held Wednesday at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The 45-year-old Westchester resident was a technical sergeant in the Air Guard's 105th Base Security Squadron and a 15-year member of the NYPD. He was killed last Monday when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base.
On Thursday, the remains of 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa of Long Island will be returned in a ceremony at the F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard base in Westhampton Beach. Bonacasa was also killed in the attack.
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