Sunday, August 2, 2009

Final two MIA diggers found in Vietnam

In thick jungle near the Laotian border, a 39-year search for the remains of the last Australian servicemen missing from the Vietnam War has ended – with the help of the enemies they had been trying to bomb.

The remains of Michael Herbert, a pilot from Queensland, and Robert Carver, a navigator from South Australia, have been found on a rugged, remote hillside in Quang Nam province, Vietnam, where they have remained since their plane went missing after a bombing raid on the night of November 3, 1970. Both were 24 years old.

More here.


Pedro the Ignorant said...

After nearly forty years, the last of our missing servicemen will finally be coming home, and maybe now the book can be closed.

I do not have enough words to praise Jim Bourke and the team of "Operation Aussies Home" for their efforts in locating and repatriating our MIA's.

On the day that the remains of Carver and Herbert land in Australia, for the last time I will lower the MIA flag that has been flying at my home for 22 years, ever since the Vietnam veterans Welcome Home parade in Sydney in 1987.

Welcome Home at long last. Lest We Forget.

kc said...

Patriots, all. Thanks, Kae, thanks, Pedro.

And Welcome Home, Captain Speicher. You will never be forgotten - thank you.

Carpe Jugulum said...

Pedro, i think at the VVMC clubrooms there will be quite a few frothy ales toasting these two young men when they finally come home.

kc, i read about Capt Speicher this morning (Monday) again i'm glad these boys are finally coming home.

At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
we will remember them.