Vietnam War MIA remains returning to Walla Walla

Vietnam War MIA remains returning to Walla Walla

Vietnam War MIA remains returning to Walla Walla

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 6:19 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 7:39 AM

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - The remains of an Air Force pilot who died in the Vietnam War are being returned to Walla Walla for burial.
 
The Defense Department POW-Missing Personnel Office says 26-year-old Maj. Larry J. Hanley was attacking an anti-aircraft position in 1969 in Laos when he crashed. The crash site was found last year, and his remains identified through a genetic match with Hanley's mother and sister.
 
His remains are being flown to Spokane Thursday and will be taken to Walla Walla for services.
 
Hanley's funeral was scheduled for Saturday at the Assumption Catholic Church.  He will be buried with full military honors at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla.

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