BUTTE, Mont. — More than 48 years after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War, a Montana man is coming home.
The Montana Standard reports (http://bit.ly/2tIrBvR ) Air Force Capt. Robert Edwin Holton of Butte, whose remains were excavated from the crash site earlier this year and recently verified, are in a sealed casket in Honolulu and will soon be on their way to Butte.
Bill Holton, Robert’s brother, confirmed Tuesday Robert’s casket would be flown from Honolulu and arrive in Bozeman on Friday, July 21. It will be driven from there to Butte later that day.
Robert Holton, a fighter pilot, was Butte’s lone service member missing in action from Vietnam. People have worn MIA bracelets in his honor, some dating back to 1969 — the year his plane went down.