DALLAS (AP) - The remains of a U.S. Air Force officer shot down
during the Vietnam War are being buried in his native Texas.
Maj. Curtis Daniel Miller of Palacios, Texas, was to be buried
Monday afternoon at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, with full
military honors. His funeral comes 38 years to the day after his
gunship was shot out of the sky over Laos.
Miller was part of a 14-man crew flying an armed reconnaissance
Days of search and rescue efforts after the crash failed to
locate Miller's remains.
In 1986, a joint U.S.-Laotian search team excavated the crash
site and recovered human remains. The team returned in 2005-06 and
found more remains, including those identified later as Miller's.