FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KFSM)-A hero's homecoming was 43 years in the making. The remains of Captain Virgil Meroney, III, were returned to Northwest Arkansas more than four decades he was killed in the Vietnam War.
Capt. Meroney was listed as Missing in Action and presumed dead after his plane was shot down in March of 1969 flying over Laos.
Funeral services for Capt. Meroney will be held Saturday, June 9 at 1 p.m. at University Baptist Church. His burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens following the service.