Maj. Howard V. Andre Jr. and Maj. James E. Sizemore were on a night reconnaissance mission in 1969 when their plane crashed in Laos. Their remains were unaccounted for until April. A recovery team excavated the crash site and found personal effects and military equipment.
Sept. 23, 2013 A caisson carrying the remains of Air Force Majors James E. Sizemore and another (not pictured) of Major Howard V. Andre Jr. proceed to the burial site at Arlington National Cemetery.The remains of the two Air Force pilots were laid to rest, side by side, almost 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War. They were friends at Georgia Tech University and later reunited as the crew of a Douglas A-26 Invader. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.