Vietnam MIA Is Identified




 
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November 12th, 2006  
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Topic: Vietnam MIA Is Identified


Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)
November 12, 2006
By Associated Press
SAN DIEGO The remains of a missing Air Force officer whose plane was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965 have been identified, the Pentagon announced.
Col. Charles J. Scharf of San Diego was flying his F-4C Phantom after a bombing mission when he was hit by enemy fire.
The Pentagon said that his remains had been identified after specialists matched the DNA from gummed adhesive on envelopes of letters Scharf sent his wife, Patricia, to a bone fragment found near the crash site in a 1992 excavation.
A burial at Arlington National Cemetery was set for Nov. 30.
"Finally, we can bring Charles home," said Patricia Scharf, 72, of Falls Church, Va. "He'll have a place of honor on sacred ground with other servicemen. And now I know where I'll be buried: right next to him."
 


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