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NEWS - APRIL 2015:
Two Vietnam MIAs Identified: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains of two soldiers who had been missing in action since the Vietnam War. Army Staff Sgt. Bunyan D. Price Jr., 20, of Monroe, N.C., and Sgt. Rodney L. Griffin, 21, of Mexico, Mo., assigned to 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, were passengers aboard a UH-1H helicopter that was forced to make an emergency landing in Cambodia after coming under heavy enemy ground fire. The Huey’s four crewmen and four passengers survived the landing. One crewman was able to evade capture and return to friendly lines. Three crewmen and one passenger were captured. Two of the captured crewmen were released by the Vietnamese in 1973, and the remains of the other two were returned to the U.S. in the 1980s. Price and Griffin died onsite during a fire fight with enemy forces. Their remains were not recovered at the time of loss. Both will be buried with full military honors: Price on April 11, in Belmont, N.C., and Griffin on April 25, in Mexico, Mo.
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