ABILENE, Texas — The remains of a Navy pilot from Texas will be returned to his family more than 50 years after he and his jet disappeared during a Vietnam War combat photo mission.
Burial will be Oct. 12 in Abilene.
Goodwin minutes later reported being in thunderstorms. That was his last transmission.
Searches turned up nothing.
A Vietnamese refugee in 1988 provided information on possible remains. Officials in late 2016 received remains that had been with a Vietnamese national.
Lab tests identified Goodwin. He was accounted for in May 2017.