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Remains of MIA special forces soldier identified

KENTUCKY (WKYT) - The daughter of a Fort Campbell soldier missing in Cambodia for more than 48 years says her father's remains have been identified.

Lisa Szymanski of Fort Myers, Fla., says officials with the Past Conflict Repatriations Branch at Fort Knox, Ky., notified her on Tuesday that remains found at a crash site are those of her father, Staff Sgt. Lawrence Woods.

Fort Knox spokesman Bill Costello told The Associated Press that officials contacted Szymanski, but the identification won't be official until the family is briefed.

Woods was a member of the 5th Special Forces Group based at Fort Campbell, Ky., when he shipped out to Vietnam in 1963. His plane was shot down on Oct. 24, 1964, with eight crew members aboard.

Subsequent searches located seven bodies, but not Woods' remains.

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