12 August 2010


The remains of two U.S. Army soldiers, one from Oklahoma and one from Nebraska, who had been missing in Vietnam for nearly 40 years, have been identified, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

The bodies Chief Warrant Officer Donald Wann of Shawnee, Okla., and 1st Lt. Paul Magers of Sidney, Neb., were identified through DNA testing by the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory in Hawaii.

Wann and Magers were killed June 1, 1971, when the AH-1 Cobra helicopter they were flying as part of a rescue mission was shot down in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, the military said.

For the entire story from the Associated Press, go HERE.

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