Thirty-Year Homecoming

By: KAKE News
By: KAKE News

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A Kansan missing since the Vietnam War finally comes home.

It took three decades, but years after the fighting and several military searches, Dennis Anderson is going to be buried in Arlington Cemetery.

"But, I can always remember him as being kind of ornery. Not mean ornery, but ornery," said John Brunner, Dennis' cousin.

The military searched for years, knowing where the crash was, but couldn't get in to find them.

Back home, Anderson's family in the tiny town of Hope had a funeral decades ago, but this brings some closure.

The family never really gave up hope Dennis and his flight crew would be found -- the team had been dropping electronic surveillance when it went down in the rain.

The family says the details of Anderson's death are not important, but what is important is Dennis Anderson is finally coming home.


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