Saturday, January 2, 2016

Long Island Remembers Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa

WAKE BEING HELD FOR STAFF SGT. LOUIS BONACASA, WHO DIED IN AFGHANISTAN ATTACK
ABC News
Kristin Thorne
December 31, 2015
"He didn't think twice about what he had to do," "You can see by the outpouring of love here that's evident." friend Billy MacDowall

CORAM, Long Island (WABC) -- A wake was held Thursday for Staff Sergeant Louis Bonacasa, one of the six Americans killed last week in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.
Friends and family gathered to mourn the death of the 31-year-old Coram resident, who was killed last Monday with five other airmen when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber outside Bagram Air Base.

Bonacasa's remains were returned to the United States in a ceremony at the F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard base in Westhampton Beach, followed by a wake at the Branch Funeral Home in Miller Place. A second visitation will follow on Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., before funeral services Saturday at 11 a.m. at the New Beginnings Christian Center in Coram. He will be buried at Calverton National Cemetery.

"He was really a great man, a great provider and has a beautiful family," friend Jennifer Nyx said. "And it's just a great loss for everyone."
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