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Ellensburg Community Gathers To Raise Awareness And Money For Lost Vietnam War Hero

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ELLENSBURG, WA.- Saturday night people the community of Ellensburg at Kelleher's Motor Company for an evening of remembrance and awareness.

They gathered to remember San D. Francisco, a Kennewick man who served in the Vietnam War.

Francisco became an American hero after his airplane was shot down during a combat mission.

He was captured and placed in a North Vietnamese encampment, but after that his family never learned his fate.

Family and friends paid tribute to the brave soldier and others who were never returned home to their families.

“It's long over due, it's the right thing to do, we all want to help in anyway we can so that no service man is left behind,” event organizer Roger Gray told KNDO.

The rally this evening was aimed at raising money so Francisco's family can bring him home.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense San is the only Vietnam veteran from Kittitas County that has yet to be returned home.

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