Remains of pilot missing since 1965 identified

Scientists have identified the remains of a fighter pilot who was declared missing after his jet was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser ( reported Friday the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command recovered the remains of Air Force Capt. Thomas Reitmann in 2009 from Vietnam and in May notified his wife that a positive identification had been made.

Reitmann's wife, Carol Reitmann Sumner of Waikiki, is to travel to Arlington National Cemetery next month, where he is to be buried with full military honors.

Thomas Reitmann was 35 and a native of Red Wing, Minn.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,