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Boise man helps bury father he never knew

A plastic credit card provided the first major clue.
Investigators obtained the American Express card from a villager in the Asian country of Laos in 2007. It belonged to Boise resident Kevin Hocevar’s father, James “Monty” Johnstone, who disappeared in a plane crash there in 1966.
In 2009, searchers found the final piece of the war-torn puzzle: Johnstone’s left molar. Found at the site of the crash that killed Johnstone just a month after Hocevar was born, the tooth allowed the Department of Defense to formally identify Johnstone’s remains and give him a proper burial. Read more.  Meghann Cuniff, Idaho Statesman

Great story. Were you close to your dad?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.