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Military identifies remains of Oklahoman missing in Vietnam

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The military has identified remains found in Laos as that of a US Air Force sergeant from Cordell who disappeared during the Vietnam War in 1968.

The family of Sergeant Pat Shannon say a leg bone was identified through DNA testing as being that of Shannon.

Shannon was one of eleven radar technicians killed when North Vietnamese soldiers attacked a secret radar installation on a mountain top in northeastern Laos. The site was used to guide Air Force bombers to Hanoi.

The remains were found last year on the side on the side of a cliff where the bodies were thrown.

Shannon's daughter, Pamela Shannon, says the family is now planning a springtime funeral service for her father in Oklahoma City.
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