By NORMAN M. COVERT
(Frederick, Md.)–You’ve heard the U. S. Marine Corps mantra that it will leave no comrade behind. It isn’t, however, exclusive to the Corps this traditional Memorial Day. The Army, Navy, Air Force and, yes, the U. S. Coast Guard, continue striving to account for those missing in action. We also want our children home.
That common creed was underscored here in April 2008, when it was announced remains of Air Force Sr. M. Sgt. James Kenneth Caniford had been identified. His remains are among some 957 recovered from Southeast Asia and identified since 1973.
The Middletown (Md.) High School graduate’s AC-130A Hercules Spectre gunship had been shot down by a Soviet surface-to-air missile in Laos March 29, 1972. … Read More