Published September 20, 2013
An Air Force major who was killed in a crash and listed as missing in action for more than 40 years will finally be laid to rest when he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery Sept. 23.
Maj. Howard Andre Jr., was killed in a 1969 crash in Vietnam while on a armed reconnaissance mission, and records show he was listed as a prisoner of war until April of 2013 when his remains were found and identified, MyFoxMemphis.com reported.
Andre and Maj. James E. Sizemore of Illinois were killed when the A-26A Invader aircraft they were flying in crashed.
“We have made a commitment as a state and country to never forget the sacrifices of Prisoners of War and those still Missing In Action,” Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder told MyFoxMemphis.com.
More than 83,000 Americans are still missing or unaccounted for since World War II, MyFoxMemphis.com reported.