Remains from Vietnam War Identified as Utah Man

Remains from Vietnam War Identified as Utah Man

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The remains of an Air Force pilot from Utah were discovered in a mountainous region of Vietnam.

The Defense Department says Maj. Robert Woods of Salt Lake City was flying a reconnaissance mission during the Vietnam War when his aircraft crashed. It was June 26, 1968.

Search teams began surveying the site in Quang Binh Province 20 years later.

The government says two former North Vietnamese soldiers recalled the crash during interviews in 2006. In 2007, more human remain were recovered.

DNA and dental records helped confirm Woods' identity. Searchers also found the remains of an Arizona man, Capt. Johnnie Cornelius.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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