Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vietnam MIA being buried 45th anniversary of disappearance

MIA remains ID'd, to be buried on anniversary of disappearance
Stars and Stripes
Published: December 10, 2013

The remains of an airman who went missing during the Vietnam War have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial on the 45th anniversary of his loss.

Air Force Col. Francis McGouldrick Jr., of New Haven, Conn., is to be buried Friday with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, according to a Defense Department statement Monday.

McGouldrick was listed as missing in action on Dec. 13, 1968, after his B-57E Canberra aircraft collided with another aircraft over Laos’ Savannakhet Province during a night strike mission, the statement said. In 1978, a military review board changed his status from missing in action to presumed killed in action.
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