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Pentagon to reopen search for Tech grad who went MIA

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The family of a Texas Tech graduate killed in Iraq says their prayers have been answered.  The Pentagon told the family that the search for the remains of Air Force Major Troy Gilbert will be resumed.

The airman died in November of 2006, when his f-16 crashed while saving fellow American service members.  Iraqi insurgents seized his body and used it for propaganda videos.

Gilbert's sister earlier this month said the search ended when the U.S. military pulled out of Iraq.

Read the back ground leading up to this story here: Tech graduate dies in combat, body still missing years later

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