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Vietnam vets killed during secret Pacific mission get Maine memorial nearly 60 years later


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Vietnam vets killed during secret Pacific mission get Maine memorial nearly 60 years later

 

PORTLAND, Maine — Nearly 60 years ago, dozens of soldiers assembled for a top secret mission to Vietnam, three years before President Lyndon Johnson officially sent U.S. combat troops to the country.

They never made it. Their airplane disappeared between Guam and the Philippines, leaving behind no trace.

Ever since, their families have been fighting to get answers about the mission from the Pentagon. They also want their loved ones to be recognized on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

 

 

John Williams, of Peru, Indiana, left, and his sisters, Maria McCauley, of Branson, Missouri, center, and Susie Linale, of Omaha, Nebraska, pose at a monument to honor the military passengers of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739, Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Columbia Falls, Maine. Their father, SFC Albert Williams, Jr., was among those killed on the secret mission to Vietnam in 1962. (Associated Press)

 

 

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