Long-missing pilot's remains identified

Posted Nov 12, 2006 by bobSP

The remains of a missing Air Force officer whose plane was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965 have been identified, the Pentagon announced.
"The Pentagon said Thursday that his remains had been identified after specialists matched the DNA from gummed adhesive on envelopes of letters Scharf sent his wife Patricia to a bone fragment found near the crash site in a 1992 excavation.
A burial at Arlington National Cemetery was set for Nov. 30.
"Finally, we can bring Charles home," said Patricia Scharf, 72, of Falls Church, Va. "He'll have a place of honor on sacred ground with other servicemen. And now I know where I'll be buried: right next to him."
Finally some closure for that's sad to see his sister still in denial, but it at least (when she comes around) there will be closure for all of his loved ones.