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Hawaii-Based Lab IDs Remains Of Missing MN Pilot

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HONOLULU (AP) – Scientists from a Hawaii-based laboratory have identified the remains of a Vietnam War fighter pilot who had been declared missing.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command recovered remains in 2009 from Vietnam and in May notified Air Force Capt. Thomas Reitmann’s wife that a positive identification had been made.

Reitmann’s wife, Carol Reitmann Sumner of Waikiki, is to travel to Arlington National Cemetery next month, where he is to be buried with full military honors.

The pilot was declared missing after his jet was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965. He was 35 and a native of Red Wing, Minn.

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