BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts airman who went missing in action during the Vietnam War will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.
On April 6, 1972, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Allen J. Avery and five others were on a search and rescue mission when their chopper went down.READ MORE: New robots help Mansfield distribution center workers become more productive, less fatigued
In 1997, the crew was buried at Arlington as a group, except for Avery.READ MORE: Staff shortage at Greater Boston Food Bank impacting hundreds of food banks statewide
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Exactly 40 years after the crash, Avery, who was from Auburn, will be laid to rest with full military honors.