- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - After 48 years, the remains of a long-missing Vietnam War veteran are being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

The Missoulian reports (https://bit.ly/28RWh0v ) that Army Sgt. 1st Class Alan Boyer was buried on Wednesday by his sister, Judi Bouchard, of Florida. Both Bouchard and Boyer moved from Illinois to attend the University of Montana in the 1960s before Boyer left to join the Army.

Boyer disappeared in March 1968 during a classified reconnaissance mission in Laos. On March 7 of this year, the Army called Bouchard to tell her remains recovered in that country had been identified as Boyer.

Boyer’s remains arrived in Washington, D.C. last week and was met by a color guard. He was buried Wednesday with an Army marching band and a riderless horse, a high military honor.

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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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