Searchers recovered the body of Capt. Lucas Gruenther, an F-16 pilot from Aviano AB, Italy, in the Adriatic Sea on Jan. 31, 2013, announced the Gruenther family in a statement. Gruenther, chief of flight safety for Aviano's 31st Fighter Wing, had been missing since Jan. 28, 2013, when contact was lost with his F-16 during a nighttime training mission. Here, Gruenther is pictured during a mountain climbing excursion in Italy.
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