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Bella Vista Memorial To Honor War Missing

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

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BELLA VISTA -- Two pilots flew over Laos during a standard reconnaissance mission in 1969. One never came back.

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Garden Dedication

The POW/MIA garden dedication will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bella Vista’s American Legion post, 1889 Bella Vista Way.

Source: Staff Report

By The Numbers

Missing Americans

There are 1,642 Americans still listed as missing or unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, according to the National League of POW/MIA Families.

The national group calls for more scientists and more reliable funding to properly document the war dead. The possibility of prisoners of war from that era should not be ruled out, the group said. Joint excavation teams from Vietnam and the United States began working together in 1985. Logistics have complicated recent search efforts in Laos, the group said.

Source: National League of POW/MIA Families

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