In 1968, 39-year-old U.S. Air Force Col. Francis J. McGouldrick Jr.’s B-57 collided with another airplane and vanished into the Laos jungle. The native of New Haven, Conn., was listed as missing in action, and later presumed to have been killed. The U.S. government had been on a search mission for the crash site since 1993; six years ago, human remains and parts of an aircraft were located in Laos. DNA testing recently confirmed that the remains are McGouldrick’s. Today, 43 years after he went missing, McGouldrick will finally be laid to rest by his family in Washington, D.C.