Gaston County Vietnam War veteran gets proper burial in Arlington

A Gaston County family is headed to Arlington, Virginia to say farewell to a Vietnam War veteran who finally returned home.

A Gaston County family is headed to Arlington, Virginia to say farewell to a Vietnam War veteran who finally returned home.

Sgt. Bunyan Price, Jr. was listed as “Missing In Action” in 1970.

After 45 years of not knowing what happened to him, the family now has closure.

Sgt Price, Jr. was killed fighting in the Vietnam War on May 2, 1970. He was in a helicopter that was shot down in cambodia. Price and two others who were listed as "Missing In Action" will now be laid to rest in the Arlington National Cemetary on tuesday.

Part of his remains were also buried in his hometown of Belmont as well.

The family recently learned that remains found at a crash sight in Cambodia were his, thanks to DNA testing.

The Gaston County community raised $500 to help cover some of the travelling expenses to Arlington.
Community members tell FOX46 they wanted the family to attend the ceremony without worrying about money problems.