Recovery efforts help write final chapter for missing pilot's wife

Sallie Stratton holds what is believed to be the boot sole worn by her husband, Lt. Col. Charles W. Stratton, whose bomber went down Jan. 3, 1971, over Laos. Her husband's body was never recovered, and he was missing and presumed dead until 2007. Uniform and boot material found at the site, along with DNA extracted from small pieces of bone found, were used to confirm his death. (DOD photo by Fred W. Baker III )

PHOTO BY: Fred W. Baker III
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