Remains of Pilot Shot Down Over Vietnam Come Home

Remains of man shot down over Vietnam in 1968 are finally brought home to New Jersey

The remains of Air Force Maj. Bruce Edward Lawrence finally arrived in his hometown in New Jersey, months after they were recovered in Vietnam where his plane was shot down in 1968.

Lawrence's remains were found by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Center this summer and arrived from Oahu, Hawaii in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Escorted by motorcyclists and a fire truck, Lawrence was taken to Phillipsburg, N.J., where there will be a memorial ceremony for him on Friday. He will be buried Saturday at Raubsville Cemetery in Williams Twp. next to his parents.

Lawrence and his co-pilot were killed when their F4 jet was shot down over North Vietnam.

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