Scot Walker '90 September 30, 2019 9:45 AM updated: October 25, 2019 1:16 PM
The remains of an Aggie veteran who disappeared in the jungles of Laos during the Vietnam War will soon be returned to his family.
The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported that funeral services for U.S. Air Force pilot Maj. Neal “Clint” Clinton Ward '67 are planned for Nov. 2 in Reno, Nevada, with military honors.
Ward was a pilot for the Air Force’s 602nd Special Operations Squadron, Special Operations Wing, which was based in Thailand during the Vietnam War. His plane went down in Laos in 1969, and the military declared him killed in action in the 1970s. A skull fragment was recovered in 2017, but was not positively identified until July of this year.
Ward’s nephew, Matt Behrens, called his uncle an "all-out" Aggie. “Since he was a kid, he knew he wanted to go to Texas A&M,” Behrens said. "He embodied the Aggie values.”