A funeral with full army honors was held over the weekend for a Navy officer from Tennessee who was thought-about Lacking in Motion in Vietnam for many years earlier than his stays had been lastly discovered.

Lt. Richard “Tito” Lannom was 27 when he was declared MIA on March 1, 1968 after his airplane disappeared on a bombing mission over North Vietnam. His stays had been present in 2017 and recognized in September.

The funeral befell Saturday on the Discovery Park of America museum in Union Metropolis, Tenn., Lannom’s hometown — almost 51 years to the day he was listed as lacking.

Lt. Richard "Tito" Lannom and his wife.

Lt. Richard “Tito” Lannom and his spouse.
(Discovery Park of America)

On the funeral, his widow, Charlotte Shaw, informed mourners that her husband was prepared to step up when others weren’t as inclined.

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“He regarded worry and demise within the face and honor received out,” she stated, in response to WSMV-TV.

Shaw, who was 23 when she married Lannom, additionally urged attendees to not neglect those that are nonetheless listed as MIA in Vietnam, the station reported.

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“At the moment is larger than one hero’s homecoming, we’re additionally right here to recollect these whose stays haven’t but been discovered,” she stated.

“He looked fear and death in the face and honor won out," Charlotte Shaw told mourners at her husband Lt. Richard "Tito" Lannom's funeral Saturday in Tennessee.

“He regarded worry and demise within the face and honor received out,” Charlotte Shaw informed mourners at her husband Lt. Richard “Tito” Lannom’s funeral Saturday in Tennessee.
(Discovery Park of America)

It’s believed that Lannom’s Grumman A6 Intruder was shot down earlier than reaching the bombing goal, in response to Pownetwork.org. The airplane took off from the deck of the usEnterprise plane service within the Gulf of Tonkin.

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An excavation group discovered Lannom’s stays at a crash web site on a distant North Vietnam island with steep limestone cliffs.

Metal bracelet with name of Lt. Richard Lannom.

Metallic bracelet with identify of Lt. Richard Lannom.
(Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund)

Lannom was the bombardier and navigator on the doomed mission, in response to the Pentagon POW/MIA Accounting Company, which reported {that a} search and rescue effort was mounted after the plane didn’t rendezvous with the service. No proof of the airplane may very well be discovered.

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The pilot Lt. Cdr. Thomas Scheurich stays MIA.

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