Thursday, December 17, 2015

Soldier missing in action for 47 years returned to Texas

KILLEEN, Texas -- After almost five decades of uncertainty, the family of a soldier who went missing in action in Vietnam is receiving closure.

Members of the military and teams from the Austin Police and Fire Departments were at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Tuesday morning as Bill David Hill's remains arrived.

In September, Hill's family got a call saying a DNA test identified his remains 47 years after he disappeared.

Hill's nickname in the Army was "Tex." He served two tours as a helicopter gunner during the Vietnam War before he was shot down in 1968.

"It's more of a celebration than a mourning period," said Beverly Hill Jacobs, Tex's cousin.

Story here


Welcome home Tex. May your family find peace in knowing that you have finally been returned home to them. God bless our Troops, our Veterans, and all of those who have yet to return home. Our hearts are with you and your families. 

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