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U.S. Army officials pass off the flag from the casket of returned Sgt. 1st Class Alan Boyer who had been Missing In Action for over 48 years during his funeral service held at the Arlington National Cemetery, June 22, 2016. “Alan went missing during a top secret mission in Laos on March 28, 1968,” said Judi Boyer-Bouchard sister of Alan Boyer. “Over the last 48 years they have conducted investigations and excavations without finding anything, but early this year in March I received a call saying they [The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency] found the remains.” Boyer was buried with full military honors, and will forever be laid to rest surrounded by his brother and sisters in arms in the Arlington National Cemetery, including his best friend U.S. Army 1st Lt. Loren Hagen who is buried a few plots away from Boyer’s final resting place.

Photo by: Senior Airman Leah Ferrante |  VIRIN: 160622-F-WI299-557.JPG