What happened to a Philadelphia-born Army captain who disappeared in Vietnam in 1969 is a mystery no more.
The remains of Charles R. Barnes have been identified, the Department of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Monday.
He will be buried with full military honors Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery.
On March 16, 1969, Barnes and four other service members were flying toward Da Nang and Phu Bai when communications contact with their aircraft was lost. Hazardous weather made a thorough search difficult after their plane failed to land. All five were listed as missing in action, and Barnes is the last whose remains have been accounted for, said DPMO spokeswoman Jessica Pierno.