vietnam war

Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

A Vietnam vet from north Idaho on Friday received nine military honors more than four decades overdue. Sgt. Leon Strigotte's medals had been overlooked for years as a result of poor record keeping and possibly a sunken ship.

A U.S. Senator from Idaho who once warned about misuse of government surveillance was himself the subject of Vietnam Era domestic wiretapping.

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.