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Remains of Vietnam War veteran from Claremore who went MIA in 1966 return home

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Posted at 6:21 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 13:32:48-04

TULSA, Okla. - After more than 50 years missing in action, the remains of Air Force Colonel Martin Ronald Scott returned to Green Country.

His flight is due to arrive in Tulsa at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday and then will be escorted to Claremore by local law enforcement and the Patriot Guard Riders. The procession will be arriving around 1:30 p.m. from the south on State Highway 66 and then turning east onto Patti Page Boulevard.

Anyone is welcome to come out and show their appreciation for Col. Scott and his family.

The former airman went missing in 1966 during the Vietnam War. Col. Scott was assigned a mission over North Vietnam where his aircraft exploded. Reportedly, there were no parachutes or emergency signals. The 34-year-old airman was declared missing in action.

A recovery effort that started in 2014 helped identify his remains through DNA dental records. 

Colonel Scott is one of two war heroes who were recently identified. There are more than 1,400 Oklahomans still missing in action.

The funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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