Strangers turn out for Korean War vet's funeral

A funeral Mass in East Northport was held

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A funeral Mass in East Northport was held on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, for Korean War veteran Saverio DeLaurentis in a church full of strangers. It was estimated nearly 400 people attended after the church reached out via social media on behalf of the vet who had no living relatives.  (Credit: Barry Sloan)

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