The remains of five valiant U.S. soldiers were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday, August 14, 2007.
They died when their helicopter was shot down.
It was shot down nearly 40 years ago, over Laos, when it was hit by enemy fire as it approached a landing zone to drop U.S. soldiers behind enemy lines, on January 5, 1968.
The Army says it has been trying to recover their remains from the crash site for all these years, but everything from inclement weather to political unrest had prevented that until very recently.
And now, these five soldiers have finally come home.
Chief Warrant Officer Dennis C. Hamilton, of Barnes City, Iowa
Chief Warrant Officer Sheldon D. Schultz, of Altoona, Pennsylvania
Sgt.1st Class Ernest F. Briggs Jr., of San Antonio, Texas
Sgt.1st Class John T. Gallagher, of Hamden, Connecticut
Sgt. 1st Class James D. Williamson of Olympia, Washington
May We as a Nation, Never Forget Them.