American Flags and Iowa Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 1st in the state of Iowa in honor of Lt. Col. Dennis Eilers.
According to the office of the governor:
Lt. Col. Dennis Eilers and his crew went missing when his plane was shot down in Laos in 1965. Eilers was listed as missing in action, until his status was changed to killed in action in 1977. In April of this year, after further investigation, officials positively identified the crash site when a tooth was found from a fellow crew member of Eilers’.