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A Funeral at Last
katie hayes luke
Apr 24, 2017
I covered the funeral of Capt. Robert Russell Barnett, KIA in Vietnam, for the San Antonio Express-News. Barnett's Air Force plane was shot down by Laotian and North Vietnamese fighters on April 7, 1966 and his body could not recovered at that time. In coordination with The National League of POW/MIA Families, his remains were identified and 51 years later, he received full military honors during his funeral at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, TX on Friday, April 7, 2017.