03 Jul '13, 4am

Soldier killed in Vietnam War copter crash buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Soldier killed in Vietnam War copter crash buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Related MIA remains from Vietnam ID'd, to be buried with comrades ARLINGTON, Va. -- A Vietnam War soldier missing since his helicopter was shot down in 1970, was identified and laid to rest Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. Dozens of family members gathered in Section 60 to watch a horse drawn caisson deliver the remains of Army Spc. John L. Burgess in a casket draped with the American flag. Burgess of Sutton Bay, Mich., was buried in a single casket along with the remains representing two members of his crew whose partial remains had been previously recovered, 1st Lt. Richard Dyer of Central Falls, R.I., and Sgt. 1st Class Juan Colon-Diaz of Comerio, Puerto Rico. They were among five soldiers aboard a helicopter that crashed near the Cambodian border in June 30, 1970. Burgess was the crew chief during that "command and control" mission in South Vietnam. Only one sol...

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