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Maj. Victor Apodaca Jr., an F-4C pilot and 1961 Air Force Academy graduate, was shot down while performing a reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam on June 8, 1967.  Major Apodaca was listed as missing in action for 35 years.  Major Apodaca?s remains were positively identified during Sept. 2001. His son, Robert Apodaca, escorted his remains from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii to the Air Force Academy where he was laid to rest Sept. 15, 2001. (Courtesy photo)




Maj. Victor Apodaca Jr., an F-4C pilot and 1961 Air Force Academy graduate, was shot down while performing a reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam on June 8, 1967. Apodaca was listed as missing in action for 35 years. Major Apodaca's remains were positively identified in September 2001. His son, Robert Apodaca, escorted his remains from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii to the Air Force Academy where he was laid to rest Sept. 15, 2001. (Courtesy photo)

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