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Sister of Vietnam War solider seeks out his remains

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BURBANK, Wash.-- A Burbank woman has renewed hope of finding where the body of her brother, a Vietnam War soldier, now rests.

On Monday Vietnam announced they will open a province in North Vietnam to the U.S. government to look for soldiers that died there during the war.

Terri Francisco lost her brother, San, when his Air Force plane went down in November 1968. San was returning home in six days and had already completed his required duty. So, he volunteered to fly that day.

Terri is going to a conference in D.C. for families of P.O.W. and M.I.A. soldiers and will meet with the Air Force about their mission to find her brother's remains.

"Finding my brother and the resolution to his case is the chance of a lifetime right now. It's something that with a passion I want to pursue," says Francisco.

Terri is hoping that Senator Patty Murray will join her for that meeting with the Air Force to support those who died in the war and the military's commitment to find lost soldiers.

Terri works at the Hammer facility. When they heard about the new developments, they offered to help pay for her trip to D.C.