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Call -- hero gets an honor long overdue.
Marine private first class James pockets was killed during a historic rescue mission in Cambodia in 1975.
But his body was never recovered.
And for decades his family just wanted some sort of word.
He was finally laid to rest with full military honors at fort Logan national cemetery in Colorado.
And Trace Gallagher explains how Trace.
You know 45 minutes ago as the funeral Megan and for Logan we should know -- is actually in his hometown of Denver Colorado was in May of 1975.
When that man right there James -- heads.
Was on board an attack helicopter that was trying to rescue crew members.
Aboard the USS -- was that have been captured by the Khmer Rouge then Cambodia's brutal ruling party.
But -- has helicopter was shot down fourteen Marines were killed.
Four including hockey -- were not accounted for.
But that in the 1990s.
A Cambodian man was found wearing -- -- dog tags.
That later led to his remains which were positively identified.
And now a hero has finally come home and been laid to rest here now -- his -- let's.
We will always one dream.
What happened to him.
We thought one maybe maybe he ask you this captured me -- -- he has -- you know maybe the Prisoner of War.
-- up close.
And that's a big part of it any closure after 37 years.
Yeah that is a big part of that we should note that James -- says today and -- and laid to rest he would have been 56.
-- What a story Trace thank you.
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