Search for Missouri Vietnam veteran's remains scheduled

2 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, August 11 2016 Aug 11, 2016 Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:33:46 PM CDT August 11, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

MONETT (AP) — Officials have scheduled a search for the remains of Monett pilot who was shot down 50 years ago over Laos.

The Joplin Globe reports that the excavation for Capt. Thomas Wolfe's remains is scheduled for the fall.

The 28-year-old Wolfe and two other pilots were killed in a reconnaissance mission over southern Laos on June 28, 1966 during the Vietnam War. Wolfe was flying as air controller, when his aircraft was hit by enemy fire and crashed in the mountains.

Wolfe's family says that his case had been mistakenly designated by the federal government as a case in which family members were not actively interested in recovering the remains, if they could be located.

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