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B-17 Drops Flowers in NY to Honor CIA Casualties

NEW YORK (AP) - Historic aircraft have escorted a B-17 bomber as it dropped flowers over the Statue of Liberty in a public Memorial Day tribute to seven CIA employees killed in Afghanistan.

A World War II fighter trainer from the American Airpower Museum on Long Island escorted the bomber as it dropped flowers in New York Harbor on Monday afternoon.

The CIA's director of national clandestine service attend a memorial service at the Farmingdale museum. The tribute honors employees killed Dec. 30 by a suicide bomber at a CIA base in Afghanistan's Khost province.

 

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