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Roberts never forgot

Many Americans had forgotten about Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher (in photo), the Gulf War pilot shot down and variously presumed missing or killed in action. But Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., never stopped seeking answers about Speicher, who grew up in Kansas City, Mo. The Pentagon announced Sunday that Speicher's remains had been identified as those found buried in an Iraqi desert. "My thoughts and prayers are with the Speicher family," Roberts said in a statement. "The perseverance of the Navy brings closure to Scott's family and all of us who have worked on his case after a long ordeal. As a fellow Marine, I am proud these Marines followed every lead and fought all the way to the end. This proves a military member cannot be listed as killed in action without actual evidence. I call this the 'Speicher Law' for that reason. Thank you to the Department of Defense for not giving up on Scott, a true American hero."

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