FROM Thom Shanker
Pilot's Remains Found in Iraq after 18 Years Scott Speicher was the first casualty of Operation Desert Storm, his F/A-18 shot down on the first day of the Persian Gulf War. The Navy captain was the only American still missing until yesterday, when remains were positively identified in the province of Anbar, Iraq. Speicher's remains were found near the crash site, but at one point during the past 18 years, there were rumors that he had been captured. A spokesman says his family is still skeptical that he died in the crash. Thom Shanker is reporting the story for the New York Times .
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