Many decades ago, an aircraft from the U.S. Armed Forces ventured towards the nation of India on a mission to deliver supplies. It never made it to its destination. Nobody went searching for the aircraft or the eight men that it had on board.

Back then military authorities had no way or means of technology that could pinpoint where their cargo plane went missing. The military lost all trace of the mission up until around 11 years ago.

In 2006, an explorer from the upper east side of India detected a wing and board sign engraved with the plane's name ‘Hot as Hell.' It wasn't until the year 2015 that the U.S. Department of Defense searched the area where the crash occurred and found the remains of First Lieutenant Robert Eugene Oxford.

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Veteran hero finally returns home

Last week on Thursday, the body of the #World War Ii veteran touched base at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. According to reports from Yahoo News, Terrell Moody handled Oxford’s burial arrangements. He held the funeral procession in Concord, Georgia on behalf of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home.

Moody said that the Patriot Guard, Georgia State Patrol, and Sheriff's Office in Pike County used a funeral car to convey Oxford's coffin on its journey of 50-miles from the airport terminal to the city of Concord. During the funeral procession, someone set photographs of the seven men on board with him next to his coffin. They later put the images inside it right before his burial. The U.S. Armed forces have yet to find the remains of those service members who were #Missing In Action with him.

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America never lost hope of finding Oxford

Kristen Duus is the Staff Sergeant at the Defense Prisoners of War/Missing In Action Agency. According to a statement provided by her last week, Lieutenant Oxford's plane left the city of Kunming in China, on January 25, 1944. The U.S. Armed Forces announced him deceased two years later.

In 2008 Duus' office identified a crash site that corresponded with Oxford’s plane that disappeared. Be that as it may, destructive climate combined with security issues postponed any operations to recover any evidence from the area until the end of 2015.

Authorities say an examination at the time of discovering Oxford's remains confirmed that his DNA directly resembled his sibling’s children.

Duus commented to Yahoo News that First Lieutenant Oxford is one of 74 missing veterans in the U.S. Armed Forces found so far since the year began. Moody mentioned that the majority of his relatives who witnessed his deployment back then have all passed away since he disappeared. Despite that fact, his long-anticipated homecoming didn’t go unnoticed.

The war hero was #Laid To Rest next to his parents, Bessie and Charles Oxford. The couple put a commemoration marker for their lost child on a gravesite next to their burial plots more than 70 years ago.