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Barbara Annechino is comforted by her brother Jeffrey Christiano during the burial service for their father Air Force Col. Joseph Christiano, and Col. Derrell B. Jeffords, Lt. Col. Dennis L. Eilers, Chieft Master Sgt. William K. Colwell, Chief Master Sgt. Arden K. Hassenger and Chief Master Sgt. Larry C. Thornton, Monday, July 9, 2012, at Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Va. It was Christmas Eve 1965 when the Air Force plane nicknamed "Spooky" took off from Vietnam for a combat mission. The crew sent out a "mayday" signal while flying over Laos, and after that, all contact was lost. Two days of searches turned up nothing. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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