Body of Col. David Marcus Arrives in New York; Funeral Today
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Body of Col. David Marcus Arrives in New York; Funeral Today

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The body of Col. David Marcus, American Jew who commanded the Israeli forces in the Jerusalem area until his death June 10, arrived at LaGuardia Field today where it was met by an honor guard of New York City policemen and a group of honorary pallbearers. The body was accompanied from Tel Aviv by Moshe Dayam, Haganah advisor to the British during the campaign against the Vichy French in Syria, and Yosef Hamburger, captain of the famed Haganah immigrant vessel Erodues.

The casket, draped in the American flag on top of which was placed Col. Marcus’ helmet, was lowered from the plane to six pallbearers who carried it to a hearse. The hearse left for a funeral chapel with a police motorcycle escort. After funeral services tomorrow, the body will be taken to City Hall where Col. Marcus will be honored at a special ceremony. A radio tribute, in which Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Mayor William 0’Dwyer and Aubrey Ebsn will participate, will be broadcast tomorrow night.

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