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: Firework Thrown From Car Sparks Fire In Franklin; Police Search For Driver
In 1997, the crew was buried at Arlington as a group, except for Avery.READ MORE: Are COVID Tests Accurate For Variants? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Questions
DNA tests have since identified his individual remains.MORE NEWS: 'Manhattan In 75 Minutes': First Look At Boston-New York Seaplane Service
Exactly 40 years after the crash, Avery, who was from Auburn, will be laid to rest with full military honors.