(WMC-TV) - Flags are being flown at half-staff across the state to honor two men who went missing during the Vietnam War. Forty-five years later, their remains were found -- and they are now home after receiving an honorable burial.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam ordered all flags be lowered in honor of Major Howard Andre, Jr., of Memphis, and Major James Sizemore, both airman who were reported missing in action when their plane was shot down during a bombing mission on July 8, 1969.
In April, excavation teams uncovered the crash site and both Andre an Sizemore's remains were identified.
Both men were given a full military burial at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. The service included a military flyover with the same model of aircraft the two were flying in when they died.
Governor Haslam asked that all Tennessee flags be lowered to half-staff to pay respect to the men who were finally laid to rest here at home after making the ultimate sacrifice.
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