CLARKSVILLE, TN. (AP) - The family of a U.S. Army helicopter pilot missing for nearly four decades in Vietnam says his remains have been recovered.

Shannon Wann Plaster told The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle that the remains of her father, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Donald Wann, were found in 2008 and the military recently confirmed the identification.

The military, through the Joint Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command in Hawaii, has not announced a change in Wann's status.

Wann was 1 of 2 soldiers, along with 1st Lt. Paul Magers of Sidney, Neb., deployed in a Cobra gunship on June 1, 1971, to extract a group of Army Rangers under attack near Dong Tri Mountain. They were shot down.

Wann and Magers were both members of the 158th Aviation Battalion, 160th Aviation Group, 101st Airborne Division, now based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle,

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