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A Pilot's Final Mission to Vietnam to Pick Up U.S. Remains

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A Pilot's Final Mission to Vietnam to Pick Up U.S. Remains

A Pilot's Final Mission to Vietnam to Pick Up U.S. Remains

A Pilot's Final Mission to Vietnam to Pick Up U.S. Remains

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A U.S. Air Force jet flew to Hanoi, Vietnam, on Friday on a very special assignment: to pick up remains believed to be those of two U.S. servicemen whose aircraft was lost in 1968. At the controls of the C-141 was a veteran Air Force pilot on his final mission. But as NPR's Michael Sullivan reports, it wasn't his first trip aboard this aircraft.