LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Vietnam soldier is on his way home after being a missing person for more than 45 years.

The body of Private First Class Kenneth Leroy Cunningham arrived at the Louisville International Airport on Tuesday.

Cunningham, of Ellery, Illinois, was 21 years old when he disappeared from Vietnam in 1969.

Authorities say his remains were found at the site of a plane crash in Vietnam.

He is being escorted from Louisville to Illinois for funeral services and burial on Thursday.

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