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Balloon honors POW-MIA's

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Sue Skinner takes to the skies in the Freedom Flight POW-MIA balloon at Van Wert's Hot Air Festival Sunday morning.

Her father, Major Owen Skinner was declared dead in November of 1978, eight years after the spotter aircraft he was in crashed over Laos on December 12th 1970.

His remains have not been found, but other personal items have surfaced like the dog tags they were sent earlier this year.

Skinner praises the efforts of those behind the Freedom Flight POW-MIA balloon saying it keeps people thinking about those still not home.

Balloon pilot Dr. Jim Tuorila says those  missing in action need to be accounted for by the government and his goal is to fly one of those men in the balloon once they're back safe at home.

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