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Army finds North Carolina veteran’s remains 45 years after disappearance

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BELMONT, N.C. — The Army has found the remains of a North Carolina veteran 45 years after he disappeared during the Vietnam War.

Junior Price’s family told WSOC the Army found his remains a mile away from where his helicopter crashed.

Junior Price, of Belmont, was 21 when he went to Vietnam. (WSOC)

Junior Price, of Belmont, was 21 when he went to Vietnam. (WSOC)

Junior Price, of Belmont, was 21 when he went to Vietnam. In 1970, he disappeared after his helicopter was shot down over Cambodia. The news about his brother comes with mixed emotions for Dennis Price.

“They called us Monday, February 9, his birthday, and they told us it was 100 percent positive match that it was his remains,” Dennis Price said.

Dennis Price said the Army compared his brother’s DNA with his own and they matched perfectly. Junior’s remains had been buried along with two others.

For Dennis Price, the incredible discovery has left him with more questions than answers. He showed Channel 9 Army documents that state his brother had been captured and was being held as a prisoner of war. Another Army document appears to have his brother’s signature in 1972. Dennis Price said that is impossible.

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