soldier tombstone with flagForty-three years ago this month, a U.S. Army soldier vanished during a fierce battle at Lang Vei, South Vietnam.

He would later be awarded a Silver Star for heroism and be promoted to sergeant first class while listed as MIA – missing in action.

Now, his remains positively identified using DNA from five family members, the Green Beret medic is coming home.

His sisters and brother are relieved, grateful, tearful.

“I’ve never given up, and I’m so thankful that after all these years we can have the closure that we’ve waited for.”

(READ the story at the Olympian)