Vietnam War Pilot
4:33 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

After 44 Years, Burial Is Bittersweet For Family Of Missing U.S. Officer

VFW Post 3377

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 4:27 pm

The family of a missing Air Force pilot will finally lay him to rest Saturday at a cemetery in Walla Walla. The military retrieved the remains of Major Larry J. Hanley, 44 years after he died in the Vietnam War.

In 1969, Hanley was 26 years old when his family learned that his plane went down over Laos.

“All these years we anticipated that he would not come back alive, but you still wanted to know what happened,” says Darlene Allen of Kirkland, Wash., one of Hanley's older sisters.

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