Mike Putzel and Major James Newman made a flight over the crash site.
In 2009, Maj. Newman died and was buried at Arlington National Cemetary on February 18th. These events were captured in the book "Farewell to a Hero" by Mike Putzel with photographs by noted Washington photographer William K. Geiger. Additional photos of Maj Newman receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and his funeral at Arlington can be found at mp.smugmug.com.
Putzel and Newman's exploits were also featured in a Vanity Fair article in Dec. 1999.
You can read read excerpts and reviews of Lost Over Laos at Amazon.com - see amazon.com/Lost-over-Laos-Tragedy-Friendship/dp/B000C4T1QI. Lost Over Loas is also available using Google Books - see tinyurl.com/LostOverLaos.
Farewell to a Hero can be ordered online at ww.photographybooknow.com/bookstore/detail/610045