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Monday, November 19, 2012

Cpt. Walter Burke's dog tags finally given to family

Family presented with Vietnam veteran's dog tags after 4 decades
by KHOU.com staff
khou.com
Posted on November 18, 2012

Burke's dog tags were actually discovered by a search team in 1995, but because of bureaucratic missteps, his family didn't find out until recently.


KATY, Texas - The family of an airman who was killed in action is getting some closure after more than four decades.

On Saturday, the wife and children of Cpt. Walter Burke were presented with his dog tags at a Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Burke's plane was shot down in Vietnam.

Several bodies were recovered from the crash site, but only one was identified leaving family members wondering what really happened to Burke.
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