The Pentagon says it's identified the remains of two U.S. airmen who'd been declared missing in the Vietnam War 40 years ago.
The Defense Department's POW/Missing Personnel Office said Wednesday that the remains are those of 34-year-old Col. James E. Dennany of Kalamazoo and 27-year-old Maj. Robert L. Tucci of Detroit.
The Pentagon says Dennany and Tucci will be buried Friday at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
The Pentagon says the airmen disappeared Nov. 12, 1969 while escorting an AC-130 ground attack aircraft on a mission over Laos. It says anti-aircraft fire struck Tucci and Dennany's plane.
A U.S.-Laotian search crew found crash debris and remains in the area in 1999 and more material was found over the next decade.
Authorities used a variety of tools to identify the remains.
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