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U.S. Vietnam Soldier Laid to Rest in Arlington

by Associated Press posted Jul 2 2013 3:26PM
  ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A soldier missing after his helicopter was shot down in the Vietnam War has been identified and buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. 
     The remains of Army Spc. John L. Burgess of Sutton Bay, Mich., were buried Tuesday in a single casket with the remains of two members of his crew who had been previously identified.
     They were among five soldiers aboard a helicopter that crashed near the Cambodian border in 1970. Only one survived. 
     Burgess was laid to rest in with remains of two of his crew members, 1st Lt. Richard Dyer of Central Falls, R.I., and Sgt. 1st Class Juan Colon-Diaz of Comerio, Puerto Rico. Their remains had been recovered after the crash. 
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U.S. Vietnam Soldier Laid to Rest in Arlington
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