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Arlington honors for 2 Vietnam War airmen

Arlington honors for 2 Vietnam War airmen

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/08/airforce-arlington-cemetery-vietnam-war-remains-080812/ Arlington honors for 2 Vietnam War airmen By Kristin Davis - Staff writer Posted : Wednesday Aug 8, 2012 16:30:47 EDT The remains of two airmen whose plane went down in Vietnam were buried with full military honors Wednesday morning at Arlington National Cemetery on the 46th anniversary of the crash that claimed their lives. Lt. Col. Charles M. Walling, 27, of Phoenix and Maj. Aado Kommendant, 25, of Lakewood, N.M., were killed while on a close-air-support mission in an F-4C Phantom II over the Song Be Province on Aug. 8, 1966. Other Americans who witnessed the crash did not see any parachutes. Search-and-rescue efforts in the days that followed failed to turn up the men’s remains. Finally, in 1992, a joint U.S.-Vietnam team investigating the site interviewed a local citizen w...

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