USAF Officer To Be Buried 38 Years After War Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The remains of a U.S. Air Force officer will be returned to Texas for burial later this month, 38 years after his aircraft was shot down over Laos.

Maj. Curtis Daniel Miller of Palacios, Texas, was part of a 14-man crew aboard an AC-130A Spectre gunship flying an armed reconnaissance mission over southern Laos during the Vietnam War.

On March 29, 1972, a surface-to-air missile shot the aircraft out of the sky, and days of search and rescue efforts failed to locate Miller's remains.

In 1986, a join U.S-Laotian search team surveyed and excavated the crash site and recovered human remains. The team returned to
excavate further in 2005-06 and found more remains, including those
identified later as Miller's.

Miller will be buried with full military honors March 29 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.


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