Air Force: Sequester Prevents Flyover for Long-Lost Vietnam Vets Staff
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 10:46 AM
Major James Sizemore and his navigator Major Howard Andre were lost over Laos in 1969; their remains were discovered a year ago, still in the plane they were flying when shot down by the enemy. When they were buried in Arlington National Cemetery on September 23, the Air Force said "the U.S. government could not afford to honor the men with a traditional flyover due to budget cuts." Sizemore and Andre were bombing enemy convoys that supplied the Viet Cong when their plane was hit. Fox News reports they were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on September 23 "the same way they flew--side by side."