2018-05-16 / News

Vietnam veteran's remains identified, burial Friday in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The remains of a Green Beret from Texas who was missing in action since 1971 have been recovered and a service will be held Friday for the Vietnam War veteran.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Monday announced the remains of 32-year-old Army Maj. Donald G. Carr of San Antonio are being returned to his family. Burial will be at San Antonio National Cemetery.

Records show Carr on July 6, 1971, was on a reconnaissance flight when the plane crashed during bad weather. A ground team failed to immediately locate the crash site.

Carr was declared missing in action.

In April 2014, a Vietnamese citizen contacted U.S. officials about possible American remains found in Kon Tum Province. The wreckage yielded personal items from Carr, who also was identified through DNA.

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