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Texas man hopes to bury father lost for decades
WILLIS, Texas (AP) -- A 77-year-old Southeast Texas man hopes he will soon be able to bury the remains of his father after the discovery last year in an Alaskan glacier of a military plane that crashed in 1952.
Retired Col. Jerry Hoblit, a Vietnam veteran, was 16 when he learned that his father, Col. Noel Hoblit, was among the 52 people killed when the plane crashed on Nov. 22, 1952.
The debris was discovered in June 2012 while Alaska National Guardsmen were flying a Blackhawk helicopter near the glacier about 40 miles east of Anchorage. The excavation process has slowly moved forward since then.
Jerry Hoblit, who lives in Willis, about 50 miles north of Houston, told The Courier of Montgomery County (http://bit.ly/14uNnAd ) he has fond memories of skiing with his father.