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New memorial dedicated to soldiers who died on secret mission to Vietnam

The Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 Monument was dedicated during a special ceremony in Columbia Falls, Maine.Nearly 60 years ago, dozens of soldiers assembled for a top secret mission to Vietnam, three years before President Lyndon Johnson officially sent U.S. combat troops to the country.But the soldiers never made it.

Their airplane disappeared between Guam and the Philippines, leaving behind no trace.Because their deaths were not in the combat zone, their names were not allowed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Ever since, loved ones have spent years seeking answers about the mission and acknowledgment of their deaths but have found neither. But Saturday, family members of more than 20 of the fallen soldiers gathered for the

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