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Vietnam Veteran's Remains Flown Home By His Son

The remains of Col. Roy Knight Jr., shot down in 1967, arrived in Dallas Thursday to an emotional audience.

After 52 years, the remains of Air Force pilot Col. Roy Knight Jr.--shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War--have finally come home.

And the plane that carried them, a commercial jet owned by Southwest Airlines, was flown by Knight's son, Capt. Bryan Knight.

The remains arrived Thursday in a flag-draped casket to

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