DETROIT -- It was a few years back when Susan Greeson of Little Rock, Ark., was coming out of her barbershop and saw something shiny on the sidewalk. Picking it up, she saw it was a bracelet -- one of those remembrances produced by the millions in the 1970s in honor of missing or captured American servicemen.
This one had Maj. Robert Tucci's name on it. An Internet search told her all she needed to know about him -- born in Detroit, shot down over Laos in 1969. Missing in action. Greeson put the bracelet in a box so it wouldn't be lost again.
Friday, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Tucci's remains are finally being laid to rest, with full military honors. Greeson wept Thursday at the news.