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Benton City woman's MIA father gets Military burial at Arlington

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BENTON CITY, Wash. -In May, NBC Right Now told you about a Benton city woman whose military father had been missing in action for 47-years after his plane was shot down in the Vietnam War.

Chief Master Sgt. Arden Hassenger's remains were identified by dental records earlier this year. The family received a call in January.

Monday, Hassenger and five others who were onboard a mission plane which was shot down over Laos, all received a proper military burial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Robin Hobson of Benton City, her mother Sherrie Hassenger and two brothers were all given a flag for a grateful nation.

Hobson says it was a beautiful service, and seeing what others families in her shoes were going through was very hard for her to process.

"I'm kind of taking it all in right now, it is a big relief.we know he's home now and the crew is home now. and everyone can get some peace," says Hobson.

The funeral expenses and travel costs were covered by a military organization. All six of the air force service men's remains were put into one casket.

The photographs were taken by Hobson's cousin, Amy Spurgeon.

Chief Master Sgt. Arden Hassenger is from Lebanon Oregon. His family was notified by telegram his plane was shut down December 24, 1965.

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