Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Requiescat in pace, Capt. Speicher

I found out Sunday that the remains of Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher were recovered and identified, after almost 20 years of him being listed as MIA/KIA from the first Gulf War. Apparently, he died during the crash of his F/A-18 hornet, and his remains were found by Bedouin tribesmen, and according to their traditions, buried before sundown the end of the next day. An Iraqi citizen remembered this, and brought Marine Corps teams out last month to investigate, bringing to a close the mystery of Speicher's disappearance and death, and bringing some closure to his family.

H/T to TexasFred.net.

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