Staff Sgt. Bonacasa to be honored on New Year’s Eve

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Members of the 105th Airlift Wing and 106th Rescue Wing will come together Thursday, December 31 to honor Staff Sergeant Louis Bonacasa.

Sergeant Bonacasa and NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm were two of the six soldiers killed last week in a suicide attack in Afghanistan.

Bonacasa was from Coram, New York in Suffolk County and was a former member of the 106th Rescue Wing at Gabreski Airport.

The sergeant will be returned to that base today for a ceremony in his honor, starting at noon.

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