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 By Jeff Glor CBS News March 4, 2019, 6:51 PM
Vietnam War veteran missing for 51 years laid to rest in Tennessee

 

Last Updated Mar 4, 2019 11:36 PM EST

A Vietnam War veteran was finally laid to rest on Saturday, 51 years after he went missing. In 1968, 27-year-old Rich "Tito" Lannom's plane disappeared.

It took until last September for an excavation team to discover his remains on the remote island of Tra Ban, off the north Vietnam coast. The colonel who led the recovery mission told CBS News last week it took multiple boat rides, followed by a harrowing two and a half hour climb up steep cliffs.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rich-tito-lannom-vietnam-war-veteran-missing-for-51-years-finally-laid-to-rest-union-city-tennessee/
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Re: Vietnam War veteran missing for 51 years laid to rest in Tennessee
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 08:45:36 AM »
Ok,there is one obvious lie in the story. The claim he went down and no one from the US was there to take note of his downing. Fighter/bomber pilots did NOT go out on solo missions. They all had wingmates. They were also pretty much always in radio contact.

I wonder what is going on here. Was he just reported as missing and location unknown because we were not officially bombingin NVN at the time?

Or was he part of an air-support mission to support covert US forces on the ground on that island who also "weren't there" officially?

Whatever the reason,the war has been over for a long time now,and it's time for his family to know.
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